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ABBOT ACADEMY -1941 









Abbot Beautiful 



O Abbot beautiful, guide of our youth, 
Girded with sacrifice, lighted with truth, 
Thee will thy daughters praise, all else above: 
O Abbot beautiful, mother we love! 

O Abbot beautiful, memories dear 
Thrill through our hearts as they turn to thee here: 
Mother, whose tenderness, wisdom and power 
Constant have guarded us, e'en to this hour! 

Here were sweet friendships born, here visions true, 
Here purpose steadfast to dare and to do, 
Here did we consecrate life to the best, 
O Abbot beautiful, at thy behest. 

O Abbot beautiful, Mother so dear! 
Now as we gather to sing to thee here, 
Strengthen our loyalty, help us to prove 
O Abbot beautiful, worthy thy love. 








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To Our Miss Kobmson 



BECAUSE of her deep affection 
for our school, her endless 
knowledge of Latin, her devotion 
to it and enjoyment of it; because 
of her outstanding ability as a 
teacher; but mostly because of her 
interest in us as individuals — those 
evening conferences in the quiet of 
her room when her sympathy, 
kindly advice and encouragement 
gave us back our confidence in our- 
selves — we, the Class of 1941, 
dedicate this book to 



Miss Robinson 





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WHILE newspapers and radios 
sputter tidings of bombs, 
blazes, and blitzkriegs, for some 
the beauty in life is choked and 
crushed. Yet for us it still endures, 
rich and full. Beauty is where you 
find it — in flaming leaves, in the 
soothing patter of rain, in gleaming 
snow. Yes, and in the amazing 
revelations of fine minds, too, in 
the striving for achievement and 
eventual realization of it, in rela- 
tionships with friends, both fac- 
ulty and student, in the exhilara- 
tion of creative thinking — there is 




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"Guide of Our Youth" 




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Marguerite Capen Hearsey 

Principal 

A.B., M.A., Ph.D. 

Charming, cheery, soothing 
voice. . .smiling sport. . .driver's 
license (?). . .au revoir but not 
good-bye. . ."Miss Hearsey, to 
you our hearts belong" 




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PERHAPS we wax a bit sentimental when we dub our 
Principal and our faculty "guide of our youth," but 
we are so truly aware at all times of their influence and 
friendship that such a designation is, in fact, appropriate. 
Their corridor parties where cokes and corn cakes 
abound, their community radios, their daily scouting 
tours to trace down the inevitable "pussies," and the re- 
sulting comments tucked coyly in our blotters, all form ' 
a pattern of Abbot life we will never forget. We will long 
value their interest, their wisdom, their table conversa- 
tion spiced with humor and news, and their confidence in 
us. But most of all we will remember absorbing class 
discussions when we became initiated into that stimulat- 
ing process of thinking for ourselves, and where we 
learned to respect the ideas of others. 



Ever Ready — By Day . 



And By Night 




Administrative Staff 



MORNING periods are routine. "Of- 
fice Hours" after lunch create a 
continual dither of "week-end permis- 
sions" signing in, signing out, telephone, 
telegraph and "rec" room music. Genial 
groups crowding for sitting space on the 



radiator, mail followed by feminine shrieks 
"At last, I got one," or, "Hand me the 
cloth; dust is gathering in my box... 
"Why were you absent from Choral?" — 
all these activities and words are part of 
the administrative offices and of Abbot life. 




Jean Hope Baynes 
Financial Secretary 

Coiffure and clothes, loyalty to 
England and tea, Baronial and bud- 
get, personality prevails. 




Grace Goodman 
Office Assistant 

Sparkle in the eyes, pint size, close 
clipped coiffure, animated conversa- 
tion with an English twang. 




Barbara Humes 

Assistant to the Principal 

Supreme gray convertible, laugh 
and smile, guardian of the special 
packages, blind-date bureau. 




Gertrud Rath, A.B., M.A. 
Assistant to the Principal 

Southern hospitality, "Gacku," 
running here and there, plaid skirt, 
week-end slips, dachshunds. 





Louise Robinson 
Assistant Financial Secretary 

Chancellor of the exchequer, enlight- 
ener of perplexed treasurers, "Kind- 
ly come to the office," bookstore. 




Margaret Snow, A.B. 
Librarian 

Sewing and knitting, perpetual pa- 
tience, puns and fun, library con- 
sultant, Maine and cottage. 




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English and History 



AFTER delving into literary realms 
from Chaucer to contemporaries, we 
engaged in lively class discussions and 
were inspired to produce masterpieces. 
History took on new significance this 
year in view of the whirlwind of passing 



events from the presidential election to 
the Nazi expansion. Yet we toiled over 
charts, increase and decrease of Royal 
Authority, tariffs and embargoes, and we 
still continued to get our dates hopelessly 
mixed. 





Alice Sweeney, A.B. 
Director of Studies, English 

Clothes designing, keeping Courant 
under control, interviews and col- 
lege concerns. 



Dorothea Wilkinson 
English 

What the well-dressed woman 
wears, love of the English poets, 
brown eyes and low voice, Odeon's 
intellectual. 





LUCILE BURDETTE TuTTLE, A.B. 

English 

Homestead commuter, "Good morn- 
ing, girls," good nature, wealth of 
stories about India, "Oh no, real- 
ly?", pianist for half year, smile. 




M. Dorothy Baker 

English 

Folk songs and dances, "Oh, real- 
ly," energy and vitality, English 
lady, poetry lover. 




Catherine Jane Sullivan, A.B. 
Remedial Reading, Psychology 

Day-scholar meetings, study-hall 
closet, home every night, azure 
dream car, "today the pound will be 
open." 

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Laura Huntington Smith, A.B., 

M.A. 

History, Problems of Democracy 

Sweaters, skirts, and saddles, profes- 
sor of "All the News That's Fit to 
Print," appetite, charts, outlines, 
and dates. 



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Math and Science 



HILARIOUS classes in which Miss 
Tucker brought to life molecules 
and their little playfellows, the atoms, 
consumed two periods a day. Scientific 
theories as well as brand new nylon stock- 
ings were unraveled before our very eyes. 
Physics class, with Mrs. Poland in com- 



mand, wrangled theories and laws. The 
mysteries of plants, stars and electricity 
were revealed. Hyperbolas, parabolas, tri- 
angles and polygons formed a maze of 
math, but guided by Miss Hancock, all 
found their proper places which we hope 
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Isabel Maxwell Hancock, A.B. 
Mathematics 

Striking ensembles, Southern drawl, 
a twinkle and a wink, crowning 
glory, "sweet dreams." 



Mrs. Roberta Gilmore Poland, 
A.B., M.A. 

Physics, General Science, Mathematics 

Mentor through Math maze or 
Physics haze, the eternal case of the 
window-stick, inexhaustible pa- 
tience, clad in beige polo coat. 

Art and Bible 



Eleanor Morin Tucker, A.B., 
M.A. 

Chemistry, Mathematics 

Test tubes and formulas, Chem gen- 
ius, two-period exams, friendliness 
and likabilitv, jackets and skirts. 



DOWNSTAIRS, Tuesdays and Thurs- 
days, a number of students sat 
around two long tables, learning the fun- 
damentals of art and architecture. Upstairs 
in spick and span studio, many young 



artists sketched while Miss Hatch kept 
busy running to John-Esther and back. Or- 
chids to her for the grand exhibits this 
year. Mr. Gibbons held interesting discus- 
sions along with stacks of thought books. 






Mary Gay 

History and Appreciation of Art 

Good nature, patience in teaching 
thos earchitectural fundamentals, 
encyclopedia of grand stories and 
experiences, aid to L.B.A. 



Mary Mills Hatch 
Painting, Drawing, Modelling 

Elongated week ends, bangs and up 
hair-do, imaginative genius, spirit, 
pep, and fun, the inspiration of our 
hopeful artists. 

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Brainard F. 



Gibbons, B.S., F.D., 
B.D. 

Bible 



Weighed down with thought books, 
black coupe, petite wife, debates 
and inspirations. 



Languages 



THERE have been those tables that 
make the dining room sound like a 
foreign-relations club, for issuing from 
them were heard queer conversations in 
French, German, and Spanish. These were 
just an overflow from the bubbling class 
rooms where we struggled with grammar 



and reading, from the rudiments up. Rules 
and idioms galore filled our brains along 
with the complexities of Latin. All these, 
no matter how bewildering, have left us 
dropping a "merci," "gracias," or "danke 
schon," as the case may be, with the great- 
est of ease. 




Hilda Ruby Baynes, B. es L. 
French 

Weather forecaster, "bonne nuit," 
friendly hospitality, reliable Repub- 
lican, afternoon coffee. 




Helene M. Crooks, A.B., M.A. 
French 

Literary sleeping potions, hair 
styles, daily jaunts downtown, 
"Vive la France". 




Anne Rechnitzer, Ph.D. 
French, German 

Hilarious tables, unrivaled sense of 
humor, excels in languages and ski- 
ing, parties plus personality, mod- 
ernistic room. 




Harriet McKee, A.B., M.A. 
Latin 

"Little girl" of the faculty, wonder- 
ful sense of humor, always smiling 
and gay, daily treks around the 
circle. 




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Helen Dunford Robinson, A.B. 
Latin 

Friendly felicity, promptness and 
neatness, "Let's have a little fresh 
air," Boston expeditions. 




Justina Ruiz 
Spanish 

Resplendent with mantillas and 
maracas, chuckle, trips to the fourth 
floor, humor a la Espana. 



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NLuskj Dramaj and Speech 



MUSIC, music, everywhere" is a 
phrase applicable to Abbot's Music 
Department. No matter where you may be 
around the Abbot grounds, you can al- 
ways hear strains of music either from the 
practice rooms, voice studios, or organ. 



Reading passages to attain poise, and 
grace, in the gentle art of becoming a 
lady, make up Mrs. Gray's popular classes. 
From the Art Gallery issue sounds of 
"Ohs" and "Ahs" as Miss Rogers takes a 
deep breath and conducts speech class. 




Kate Friskin 
Pianoforte, Theory of Music 

Merry laughter, immaculate ap- 
pearance, gaiety and poise, superb 
recitals, half-year vacation. 





Walter Howe, B.M. 

Choral Music, Pianoforte, Organ, 
Theory of Music 

Spa treat for Fidelio radio stars, 
symphony orchestra, Christmas or- 
gan recital, tea, Mondays and Fri- 
days. 



Gertrude Tingley 

Singing 

Sympathy, interest, and understand- 
ing, renowned teas, hats and jewel- 
ry, humor. 




Mrs. Bertha Morgan Gray 

Dramatic Interpretation, Spoken 
English 

Staunch loyalty, personality, faith- 
ful coach through thick and thin, 
Dickens' Christmas Carol. 






Virginia Paine Rogers, A.B. 

Spoken English 

Clear speech, happy disposition, 
cordiality, Miss Hearsey's double 
on Hallowe'en. 



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Raymond Coon 

Music 

Expert painter as well as musician, 
sister-in-law, patient good hurrior, 
passing silently by. 



Business Principles and Homemaking 



FROM the lower part of Abbot Hall 
comes the click-clack of typewriter 
keys and the mutterings of compound- 
interest seekers. From the canary yellow 
kitchen waft tantalizing odors as Miss 



Dodge put the homemakers through their 
paces every Thursday. Their Boston ex- 
cursions were foiled at every turn with the 
exception of our one fascinating venture 
to the silversmiths. 




Mary Elaine Dodge, A.B. 
Household Science 



B.H.S. 



Wavy hair, jade ring, green and red 
sweater, brave "fixer upper" of our 
cooking mishaps, "What I mean to 
say is. . . " 




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Mrs. Eunice Murray Campbell, 
A.B. 

Business Principles 

Popular classes with "goodies," 
"Well, let's have a speed test to- 
day," smiles and blushes. 




Hope Coolidge, A.B., B.S. 
House Superintendent 

Connoisseur of the better things in 
life, buzzing here and there, wel- 
come rec-room crasher, always hap- 

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Health and Physical Education 



AFTERNOONS find us scampering to 
gym and rec room or in all directions, 
by car or on foot, for sports with Miss 
Carpenter and Miss Rhodes. Good posture, 
poise, grace and coordination come, in 



varying degrees, as a result of our efforts. 
Casualties, colds and cuts are mended and 
healed up quickly by our indefatigable 
Mrs. Duncan, who is so on the job that 
our ills are mostly gone before they come. 




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Mary Carpenter, B.S. 

Physical Education 

Friend in need, skiing and riding ex- 
pert, nicknames, popular table, 
absent-mindedness and surprises. 




Rowena Lincoln Rhodes 

Physical Education Assistant 

"Is there a doctor in the house?" 
diamond ring, "This will start you 
out," "My last dance class!" 

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Mrs. Hannah Richmond Duncan, 
R.N. 

Resident Nurse 

Smiling and sympathetic, pills and 
bills, "see me before chapel," 
bustling briskness, trips to Ipswich. 



"Here Were Sweet Friendships Born" 




Parlor for Privileged Few 





LOUNGING on the radiator, dancing in the "rec 
room," airing the pros and cons of life, the world, 
and such, making conversation with our neighbors at 
mealtime, taking our walks for points and otherwise, 
sharing a history book, participating in a class project — 
all have inspired friendships. As large oak trees from 
little acorns grow, so friendships bud and blossom from 
these modest beginnings. And as the sturdy oak with- 
stands winds and rains, so do friendships endure the bite 
of hasty words and thoughtless deeds. Soon blue gowns, 
red roses, blurry eyes, tearful adieux, or final farewells, 
will close a year, a tense, chaotic year for the world, yet 
for us a quieter struggle filled with effort, achievement 
and, best of all, friendship. 



Senior Class Officers: Hartwell, D. White, Jones, Presi 
dent; Philbin 



Senior Campus Commuters: Top Row — Moody, Little, 
Mary Martin, Tyer, Selden, Poynter. Front Row — Grieco, 
Stott, Eccles, C. Hill 





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HARRIET BEACH 
47 Hillcrest Avenue 
Summit, New Jersey 



1939-41 



President Junior-Mid Class '40, Student 
Government '41, Gargoyle Hockey 
Team '41, Q.E.D. '41, Numerals '41. 

"Beachie" .. .squeals and smiles... 
goodhumor. . ."howrevolting". . .work 
on a yellow sweater. . .laundry box sur- 
prises. 



JOAN E. BELDEN 

14 Willow Street 

Southport, Connecticut 

1940-41 Skidmore College 

Odeon '41. 

"Cast" for doubles. .. twinkling eyes 
. . .aversion to slang. . jolly "Joanie" 
. . .affiliations with Williams. . globe 
trotter. 



JEANNETTE BIART 

34 East Avenue 

Norwalk, Connecticut 

1939-41 Wells College 

Fidelio '40, '41, Aeolian '40, '41, Choir 
'40, '41, Senior Play '41, Hallowe'en 
Party '40, Prom Committee '41. 

Gaiety. . .budding bridesmaid. . .ups 
and downs ... pathetic Senior doll... 
"Skip," to you. . ."What's the score?" 
. . .hilLarryous. . .pert nose. 




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RUTH BONDY 

6 Brookdale Avenue 

New Rochelle, New York 

1939-41 Mi. Holyoke College 

Fidelio '40, '41, Chairman of Senior 
Dolls, Prom Decorating Committee '40, 
Aeolian '41, Senior Class Play '41, 
Griffin Entertainment '40. 

Known for tact(ics) . . . letters from Taft 
. . .our mademoiselle from New Rochelle 
. . .weighty problems. . .novice knitter 
. . . heart in stitches . . . physics slave. 



BEVERLY BROOKS 

18 East Hickory Street 

Hinsdale, Illinois 



1938-41 



Fidelio '39, '40, Choir '39, '40, '41, 
Senior-Mid Plays '40, Courant '40, '41, 
Editor of Courant '41, Posture Marker 
'39, '40, Fencing Team '40, Cum Laude. 

Lady of the high C's. . .black hair. . . 
black eyes... and honor roll... Cour- 
ant' s courageous editor .. .nimble fin- 
gers and fad for writing. 



MIRIAM CALDER 

2105 East 31st Place 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 



Swarthmore College 1938-41 



Kansas University 



Numerals '39, "A" Society '41, Bazaar 
Committee '40, Senior-Mid Plays '40, 
Senior Play '41, Draper Dramatics '40, 
Hiking Leader '41, Secretary A. A. A. 
'41, Odeon '39, '40, '41, President 
Odeon '41, Athletic Council '41. 

"Mimi" .. .henna head... "hi chum" 
...glowing geniality .. .history head- 
aches. . .neatness and promptness... 
Oklahoma accent .. early to rise... 
dickies, sweaters and jackets. 




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PHYLLIS JEAN CAMPBELL 
8 William Street 
Andover, Massachusetts 
1937-41 

Vice-President Junior-Mid Class '38, 
Stage Manager Junior Plays '38, Num- 
erals '39, Philomatheia '40, '41, Presi- 
dent of Philomatheia '41, Fidelio '40, 
'41, Head of Archery '40, Day Scholar 
Representative A.C.A. '41, Posture 
Marker '40, Varsity Dance '40, Griffin 
Entertainment '40, Athletic Council 
'40, Abbot Bazaar Committee '39, '40, 
Day Scholars' Entertainment Commit- 
tee '40. 

Love "Doug" into her heart. . always 
a smile... big hats... our Modern 
Dancer. . .visits to Connecticut. . sten- 
ographic whiz. . ebbing laughter. 



JAYNE DAVEY 

7 Tuxedo Road 

Glen Ridge, New Jersey 

1937-41 New York School of Fine and 

Applied Arts 

L.B.A. '40, '41, Student Government 
'39, '40, Athletic Council '40, Head of 
Modern Dance '40, President Junior- 
Mid Class '40, President Prep Class '38, 
Numerals '39, Secretary-Treasurer Grif- 
fins '41, Vice-President L.B.A. '41. 

Knack for knitting. . excursions to the 
doctor. . .lustrous teeth. . .Archibald 
with similarities to the little man who 
wasn't there. . blond wavy locks. 



NANCY BARR ECCLES 

Hidden Field 

Andover, Massachusetts 

1936-41 Barnard College 

Prep Plays '36, Vice-President Junior 
Class '37, Junior Plays '37, Fidelio '37, 
'38, '39, '40, '41, Numerals '38, Senior- 
Mid Plays '39, "A" Society '39, Aeoli- 
an '39, '40, '41, Chevrons '40, '41, Hik- 
ing Leader '40, Secretary A. A. A. '40, 
Prom Decorating Committee '40, Dra- 
per Dramatics '40, Athletic Council 
'40, '41, President Aeolian '41, Head of 
Day Scholars '41, Head of Tennis '41, 
Student Government '41, Choir '41, 
Senior Play '41, Song Contest Commit- 
tee '41, Varsity Tennis '41, Gargoyle 
Tennis Team '39, '40. 

Our tennis champ. . .sun-tanned legs. . . 
"Gee-gad". . .nifty figure... a true 
blonde. . .carefree air. . .music and sing- 
ing. 



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MARY ELIZABETH ERKERT 

High Point Road 

Peoria, Illinois 

1940-41 MacMurray College 

Fidelio '41, Q.E.D. '41, Senior Play '41. 

' 'Ziz' ' . . . lover of horses . . . curly locks 
and sparkling smile . .passion for ju- 
venile toys. . Hank(ring) for steadi- 
ness. . ."doesn't make a diff of bitter- 
ence." 



DOROTHY PERRY FISKE 
15 Sutherland Road 
Montclair, New Jersey 
1939-41 

Student Government Representative 
'39, Song Committee '40, Senior-Mid 
Plays '40, A.C.A. Advisory Board '41, 
Yearbook Board '41, Numerals '41, 
Hiking Leader '41, Tennis Team 
Doubles '41, Fidelio '40, '41, Nominat- 
ing Committee '39, '40, Christmas 
Party '41, Courant '41. 

Rosy-nosed Skip . . . prize silly . . . 
headgears. . .unfulfilled destinies. . . 
afternoon naps. . .conscientiousness. . . 
Tuesday Red-Letter Day-. 



NANCY GERRISH 

194 Warwick Road 

Melrose, Massachusetts 

1939-41 Smith College 

Courant '40, '41, Business Manager Cour- 
ant '41, Fidelio '41, Senior-Mid Play 
'40, Draper Dramatics '40, Numerals 
'41, Senior Play '41, Gargoyle Doubles 
Tennis Team '39, '40, Cum Laude. 

"Nance" .. .from Winchester to Ohio 
. . .double talk in low voice. . .craze for 
Chem. . great Dane... Red cap... "a 
fine girl" but definitely. .. diminish- 
ing waistline. 




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ALDA GRIECO 

9 Sherbourne Street 

Andover, Massachusetts 



1939-41 



Simmons College 



Posture Marker '40, Fidelio '41, Griffin 
Entertainment '40, L.B.A. '41. 



Noted for understanding. . 
eyes. . contagious giggle., 
happy at all" . . .silent love. 



expressive 
"I'm not 



ELIZABETH HARRIS 

Route Two 

Honeoye Falls, New York 

1938-41 University of Rochester 

President Junior Class '39, Numerals '40, 
Prep Plays '38, Philomatheia '41, Vice- 
President A.C.A. '41, Christmas Party 
'41, Fidelio '40, '41. 

Rosebud mouth... Blue Ribbon Great 
Pyrenees. . doctor-father. . .day schol- 
ars' parties and jaunts to the hill. . six- 
foot epistles. 



JOSEPHINE HARTWELL 

1938 Wood Avenue 

Colorado Springs, Colorado 

1939-41 Leland Stanford University 

Treasurer Senior Class '41, Vice-Presi- 
dent Senior-Mid Class '41, Senior-Mid 
Plays '40, A.D.S. '40, '41, A.D.S. Plays 
'40, Draper Dramatics '40, Senior Play 
'41, French Plays '40, Numerals '41, 
Ivy Speech '40, Entertainment Com- 
mittee '41, Abbot Bazaar Committee 
'40. 

"Jo"... pert, petite and polite... Ab- 
bot's threat to Broadway .. .Golden 
Girl from the West. . .adoring aunt. . . 
fits of laughter. . .magazine maniac. 





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DOROTHY DURFEE HARVEY 

Orchard Lake, Michigan 

1938-41 University of Michigan 

Editor of Yearbook '41, Treasurer of 
A.C.A. '41, Head of Basketball '41, 
Hiking Leader '41, "A" Society '40, 
Numerals '39, A.C.A. Christmas Party 
'41, Varsity Basketball '39, Treasurer 
Senior-Mid Class '40, Abbot Bazaar 
Committee '40, Tennis Team Doubles 
'39, '40, '41, Aeolian '40, '41, Senior- 
Mid Plays '40, Nominating Committee 
'40, Chevron '41, Choir '39, '40, '41. 

Yearbook's guiding star ... cheerful- 
ness. . .competency. . and congeniality 
. . .melodious voice. . neatness. . ."lis- 
ten, kids" ... enthusiasm plus sense of 
humor ... swing that tennis racket... 
"Herbie!" 



CHRISTINE HILL 

77 Salem Street 

Andover, Massachusetts 

1939-41 Skidmore College 

Fidelio '41, L.B.A. '41, Yearbook 
Board '41, Prom Committee '41. 

Tan convertible. . smoothie dancer. . . 
Bowdoin week ends ..." KiKi's " ador- 
able smile and azure eyes. . .originality 
and sweetness. . .quick comeback... 
Dartmouth Carnival . . . neatness . . . 
Heart of Gold. . ."He's a Band Leader." 



DORIS JONES 
27 Tenacre Road 
New Britain, Connecticut 
1938-41 

Aeolian '39, '40, '41, President Aeolian 
'40, Fidelio '39, '40, '41, Choir '39, '40, 
'41, President Junior-Mid Class '39, 
Senior-Mid Plays '40, Treasurer Senior- 
Mid Class '40, President Senior Class 
'41, Bazaar Committee '40, Chairman 
Senior Play '41, Yearbook Board '41, 
Student Government Council '39, '41, 
Executive Board '41, Prom Committee 
'41. 

"Dorie". . .school spirit. . .contagious 
cackle. . .dignities of Class President. . . 
"still waters run deep". . .can she lead 
the alto part!. . ."Mommie" .. .short- 
hand fiend . . . quirks of originality . 




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NANCY KELLEY 

3 Willow Street 

Winchester, Massachusetts 

1939.41 Vassar College 

President A.C.A. '41, Executive Board 
'41, Q.E.D. '41, Entertainment Com- 
mittee '41, Senior Play '41, Hiking 
Leader '41, Numerals '40, Prom Dec- 
orating Committee '40, Christmas 
Party '41, Press Chairman '41. 

"Kel the Belle" . . coiffure troubles. . . 
habitual hunger . . lovable lunatic... 
riotous wrestling matches. . gruesome 
grimaces. 



ELEANOR CHANNELL KNOX 

Akron, Ohio 

1937-41 University of Wisconsin 

Philomatheia '39, '40, '41, Secretary- 
Treasurer Philomatheia '41, Senior-Mid 
Plays '40, Draper Dramatics '40, Griffin 
Entertainment Committee '40, Numer- 
als '38, "A" Society '40, '41, Hiking 
Leader '41, Griffin Basketball Team '40, 
'41, Abbot Bazaar Committee '40, '41, 
Chevrons '40, Treasurer A. A. A. '41. 

Reliable "Knoxie" .. .Princeton older 
brother. . basketball whiz. . .darn that 
stem-christie. . Navy girl . . .spic and 
span room. . .new Akron outpost. 



JOAN LIST 

68 Lincoln Road 

Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 

1939-41 University of Michigan 

Courant '41, Senior Play '41. 

The literary light . . . winsome-skin- 
some . . . bathroom basket of bundles 
. . .party by plutocrats with wine jelly 
. . .talented tardiness. 





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MARGARET GILBERT LITTLE 

Shawsheen Road 

Andover, Massachusetts 

1937-41 Smith College 

Fidelio '37-'41, Senior-Mid Plays '40, 
Gargoyle Hockey Team '40, Numerals 
'39, Vice-President Junior Class '39, 
Odeon '39, '40, '41, Yearbook Board 
'41. 

Enviable tresses and rosy cheeks . . . ten- 
gallon hat ... Harvard boy from Cali- 
fornia . . . ski addict . . . excursions to 
Dublin. . ."gee whiz." 



SUZANNE MARY LONG 

25 Middle May Circle 

Forest Hills, New York 

1937-41 Edgewood Park Junior College 

A.D.S. '40, '41, Fidelio '39, '40, '41, 
"A" Society '40, President "A" Society 
'41, Numerals '38, Chevrons '41, A.D.S. 
Plays '40, '41, Junior Play '38, Secretary 
Junior Class '38, Treasurer Junior-Mid 
Class '39, Varsity Riding '40, Griffin 
Hockey Team '40, '41, Rec Room Com- 
mittee '40, Chairman '41, Tea Dance 
Committee '39, '40, Yearbook Board 
'41, Griffin Entertainment '40, Nomin- 
ating Committee '40, Chairman Prom 
'41. 

Weekends at Annapolis. . .cute smile 
. . . extensive wardrobe . . . both mail and 
males from points south . . . devilish elf 
to cosmopolitan lady. 



MARGERY MARTIN 

45 Sanford Street 
Bradford, Pennsylvania 



1937-41 



Garland School 



Prep Song Leader '37, Prep Plays '37, 
Junior Song Leader '38, Gargoyle En- 
tertainment '39, Numerals '39, Fidelio 
'39, Choir '39, '40, '41, Gargoyle Song 
Leader '41, Head of Riding '41, Q.E.D. 
'41, Posture Marker '39. 

"Marnie". . domestic. . pep, person- 
ality, dash of cuteness, P. A. brother. . . 
versatile tresses. . good things come in 
small packages. . .Exeter week ends. . . 
chatterbox. . .jovial humor. . .efferves- 
cence . . . leader of songs. 




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MARY MARTIN 

111 Main Street 

Andover, Massachusetts 

1938-41 Wellesley College 

L.B.A. '40, '41, Secretary L.B.A. '41 

Open house to P. A. . . movie star name- 
sake ... "goldilocks" . . Mary, Mary 
not contrary. . Martin — which one? 
...sunny side up. . drawing ability 
with art troubles. 



JESSIE ALLEN McCREERY 

5840 North Bay Road 

Miami Beach, Florida 

1938-41 Rollins College 

Fidelio '40, '41, Varsity Track '39, Sec- 
retary Junior-Mid Class '39, Secretary 
Senior-Mid Class '40, Numerals '40, 
Hiking Leader '41, Odeon '41, Senior- 
Mid Plays '40, Archery '41, Abbot Ba- 
zaar Committee '41. 

Favorite false tooth . . passion for 
drummers. . expert (?) tennis player. . . 
income woes and clothes. . .class pessi- 
mist. . better known as "Mac." 



HARRIET MEANS 

4 South 4th Street 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 

1939-41 Smith College 

Aeolian '40, '41, Secretary-Treasurer 
Aeolian '41, Fidelio '40, '41, Griffin En- 
tertainment '40, A.C.A. Advisory 
Board '40, Secretary A.C.A. '41, Hiking 
Leader '41, Christmas Party '40, '41, 
Class Song Leader '40, School Song 
Leader '41, Entertainment Committee 
'41, Numerals '41, Chairman Song Con- 
test '41. 

"Kelly" . . . Lebanon Daily News. . .per- 
petual good humor. . .music with vim 
and vigor plus the "Sorcerer" . . .letters 
in brown ink ... terrific wheezer. . . 
knittin' nitwit. 




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EMILY MILLS 

Kinderhook, New York 

1938-41 Smith College 

President Student Government '41, 
President Senior-Mid Class '40, Odeon 
'40, '41, Prom Decorating Committee 
'40, Varsity Hockey '40, Costumes Sen- 
ior Play '41, Chairman Bazaar Commit- 
tee, '40, Hiking Leader '41, Numerals 
'40, Executive Board Student Govern- 
ment '40, '41. 

Magnetic "Mole" .. .clad in colossal 
clothes. . .beaming beneath bangs... 
our perfect President. . .loved by us all. 



VERNIECE MOODY 
Andover Street 
Ballardvale, Massachusetts 
1938-41 

Numerals '40, Odeon '40, '41, Fidelio 
'41. 

Hectic week ends. . .call her "Verne" 
...terrific colds. . .marshmallows on 
chocolate cake... gray Ford. . .lilting 
eyelashes. . .she never reduces. 



1938-41 



JULIA NELSON 

2605 Banister Road 

Baltimore, Maryland 



Fidelio '39, '40, '41, Varsity Hockey 
'39, '40, '41, Numerals '39, "A" Society 
'41, A.D.S. '40, '41, President A. A. A. 
'41, Choir '39, '40, '41, Draper Dra- 
matics '40, Student Government Coun- 
cil '41, Hiking Leader '41, A.C.A. Ad- 
visory Board '40. 

"Julie". . dimple in chin devil within 
. . dramatics. . .infectious grin. . gol- 
den locks. . versatile ..." Samson De- 
lilah". . .magazine study. . .next year's 
Deb . . . able vocal chords . . . bubbling 
laugh. . .interchangeable wardrobe. 




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PAULINE PACKARD 

Ashland, New Hampshire 

1939-41 University of Wisconsin 

President Q.E.D. '41, Fidelio '41, Grif- 
fin Entertainment '40, Abbot Bazaar 
Committee '40, Business Manager of 
Yearbook '41, Manager Senior Play '41, 
Numerals '41, Posture Marker '41, 
Choir '41. 

News reporter. . she Knox around con- 
siderably. . class(y) manager. . .cheer- 
ful, considerate. . .proficient "Polly." 



JANE PARROT 

50 Ox Bow Lane 

Summit, New Jersey 
1939-41 Edgewood Park Junior College 

First Team Riding '40, French Plays 
'40, Chairman Prom Decorating Com- 
mittee '40, Fidelio '40, '41, President 
Fidelio '41, Art Editor of Yearbook '41, 
L.B.A. '41, Numerals '41, Art for Senior 
Play '41, Head of Riding '41. 

"Janie" ... talented and able artist in 
painting, drawing, and writing. . .gen- 
eral likability . . . sense of humor . . . 
desire for domesticity .. .good nature 
.. dependability .. ."make me laugh" 
. . . Abercrombie angler. 



ELOISE PERKINS 

9 Walton Street 
Westbrook, Maine 



1940-41 



Mr. Holyoke College 



Q.E.D., Senior Play. 

Maine accent . . . handsome Harvard 
he-man cousin. . .interest in red-heads 
. . . manual trouble . . . snickering. . . 
woolly warm coat. . ."Does it really?" 
. . . lanky lassie with lusty laughter. 





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JANE DEVEREAUX PHILBIN 

88 Groton Street 

Forest Hills, New York 

1939-41 Barnard College 

Vice-President Senior Class '41, Head 
of Hiking '41, Senior Play '41, Courant 
'40, '41, Draper Dramatics '40, Student 
Government '41, Rec Room Committee 
'39, Cum Laude. 

Accent and eyebrows . . . choice chortle 
...perpetual twinkle. . .work fanatic 
plus honor roll results . . . R. A. F. 
"Mayne"ia. . .sweet and sympathetic 
...aspirations for literary accomplish- 
ments. 



EMILY RUTH POYNTER 
6 School Street 
Andover, Massachusetts 
1939-41 

Q.E.D. '40, '41, Posture Marker '41, Day 
Scholar Entertainment Committee '41, 
Griffin Entertainment Committee '40, 
Abbot Bazaar Committee '41. 

Familiarly known as "Erp" . . .passion 
for Williams Hall... ice cream... cars 
. . .humor with a capital "H" . . seven- 
thread stockings. . southern courtesy. 



MARY PURCELL 
69 East First Street 
Corning, New York 



1939-41 



Vassar College 



Captain of Griffins '41, Vice-President 
A. A. A. '41, Student Government '41, 
Q.E.D. '41, Bazaar Committee '40, 
Numerals '40, "A" Society '41, Hiking 
Leader '41, Griffin Hockey Team '40, 
'41, Griffin Entertainment '40, Press 
Chairman '41. 

"La" and 1' amour. . .ardent Amherst 
admirer. . .Math martyr. . Griffins' 
loyal leader. . .exuberance plus daily 
orange juice. . divine hair. 




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ELEANOR RAFTON 

Alden Road 

Andover, Massachusetts 

1938-41 Smith College 

Numerals '39, Q.E.D. '40, '41, Secre- 
tary-Treasurer Q.E.D. '40, '41, Honor 
Roll '38, '39, '41, Gargoyle Hockey 
Team '38, Day Scholars' Play '40, Pos- 
ture Marker '38, '39, '40, Cum Laude. 

"Ellie" the gal who passes tests... 
stands up to our shoulder. . . off-the-face 
coiffure. . .class discussions. . ."that's 
no lie." 



MIRIAM SCAMMON 

Exeter, New Hampshire 

1939-41 Middlebury College 

Abbot Bazaar Committee '40, Senior- 
Mid Play '40, Draper Dramatics '40, '41, 
A.D.S. '41, Senior Play '41, Griffin En- 
tertainment '40, Prom Committee '41. 

"Mim" ... friend in need. . .knitting 
.. .personality .. full skirts and good 
looking sweaters. . always cheerful. . . 
actress ... school spirit. . .camera en- 
thusiast. . .lengthy English themes. 



ANNE KIRTLAND SELDEN 

42 School Street 

Andover, Massachusetts 

1937-41 Smith College 

Prep Plays '38, French Plays '40, Head 
of Day Scholars' Bazaar Committee '40, 
Philomatheia '41, Numerals '40, Treas- 
urer Junior Class '38. 

Last minute "Pat". . .skiing week ends 
at Tamworth. . .questions. . .pink plas- 
ter leg. . .chuckle. 





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AMELIA NEVILLE SHIELDS 

217 Chestnut Road 

Edgeworth, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 

1938-41 University of Pittsburgh 

Senior-Mid Plays '39, Senior Play '41, 
A.C.A. Advisory Board '40, Fidelio '39, 
'40, '41, L.B.A. '41, French Play '40. 

"Mimi" . . .beautiful golden tresses. . . 
gowns by Shields. . .resounding Ohs 
...novel nicknames. . .family and 
brothers. 



LUELLA SOMMER 

3938 Prospect Road 

Peoria, Illinois 

1939-41 Pine Manor Junior College 

Philomatheia '40, '41, Chairman Red 
Cross '41, Yearbook Board '41, Prom 
Committee '41. 

"Lu" . . .ardent calorie-counter. . .sym- 
pathy and understanding. . .cousins. . . 
smooth plaid coat. . .efficient planner 
of Red Cross. 



HELEN BINKARD STOTT 

Williams Hall 

Andover, Massachusetts 

1937-41 Smith College 

Aeolian '39, '40, '41, Choir '39, '40, '41, 
Honor Roll '39, Entertainment Com- 
mittee '39, Day Scholars' Entertainment 
Committee '41, Gargoyle Hockey Team 
'41, Honor Bonus '38, Senior-Mid Plays 
'40, Abbot Bazaar Committee '40, '41, 
Posture Marker '39, '40, Fidelio '39, 
'40, '41, Student Government '38, Nu- 
merals '39, Gargoyle Entertainment 
Committee '39. 

She's either "Stottie" or"Cusie" . . .the 
music fiend. . .second soprano supporter 
. . .home to lunch. . .food supply. 




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FRANCES 77.777? 

Wjst Hartford, Connecticat 

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Cammt '41, Senior Play '41, Chairman 
Rec Room Committee "41. 

"Frannie""- . . writer extraordinary . . . 

langh and fan darling witty im- 

promptn songs class baby brainstorm 

. . -Cofmecticnt conscions. 



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"Marty". . .in the bine hat. . .choking 
that bine derelict of a car. .."Well, 

we'd better get out and posh" pet 

wave over one eye "T'mcoming." 




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ADELINE WATERHOU5E 

12 Berkeley Place 

Cranford, New Jersey 

193^41 

Vice-President Student Government 
"41, Captain of Gargoyles "41, President 
A.D.S. "41, Draper Dramatics "40, Sen- 
ior Plav '41, Secretary Sir :--:-lid Class 
'40. Senior-Mid Play 40, ""A" Society 
*40, Nrauerals '39, ^ arsiry Basketball 
-3. V;rs:r.- E3:E-:t -I -zrs:: Trick 
'39, Fidelio '39, "40, '41, Prom Decorat- 
.r.; _:~~_:::; -! Er .:;r:z. r~;r: _: re- 
mittee "40, F.Tecntive Committee *41, 
Varsity Basketball "40. 

'"Addie" flashing her Colgate 
smile - . . haunting giggle . . . lust for 
magazines . . - versatility shown on the 
szs-zz. on zht Eockev Eel', i: — rrc-cc; 
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EDITH FRANCES WHITE 

58 Stratford Road 

Melrose, Massachusetts 

1939-41 Sweet Briar College 

Aeolian '41, A.C.A. Advisory Board 
'40, Varsity Hockey '41. 

Subtle humorist . . friend in need... 
Acacia affiliations. . .feline felicity... 
mechanical minded frere...baby talk 
. . . rage for reading. 



NANCY ELLEN WHITTIER 

13 Walworth Avenue 

Scarsdale, New York 

1938-41 Oberlin College 

Yearbook Board '41, Odeon '41, Treas- 
urer Odeon '41, Senior Play '41, Class 
"A" Rider '40, Horseshow '40, Nu- 
merals '41, Abbot Bazaar Committee '39. 

"Nannie" . . . horse enthusiast. . . Maine 
and New York... crew hat. . clothes 
and camel's-hair suit. . .clicking type- 
writer . . . week ends by air. 



BONNEY WILSON 

11 Rangely Road 

Winchester, Massachusetts 

1938-41 Colby Junior College 

Secretary L.B.A. '41, Numerals '41, 
Class Song Leader '41, Rec Room Com- 
mittee '40, '41, Gargoyle Hockey Team 
'40, '41, Head of Badminton '41, Gar- 
goyle Entertainment '39. 

"Bon". . clicking knitting needles 
. . .enviable wardrobe. . .attractiveness 
. . glamorous hair. . .being in love. . . 
Saturday leaves. . .smooth complexion 
. . .cleverness. 




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Class Song 



Seniors stand together, 

Class of '41. 

Fair or stormy weather, 

Our Abbot life has been a lot of fun. 

Loyal to her standards 'til the goal is won 

In the future we'll be singing and her 

praises will be ringing 
Class of '41. 



Ring Song 



Tree Song 



All Abbot means to us, all it can hold, 
Bound into unity circled with gold, 
Memories to treasure joy without measure, 
Gaining new values as our years unfold. 

Truth and integrity, highest ideals 
Walking the pathway which knowledge 

reveals, 
Firm steps unwavering, ambition favoring, 
Work and endeavor — all these our ring 

seals. 

Years spent in striving this goal to attain, 
Cheered on by teachers by friendships new 

gain 
Symbol of learning, torches still burning, 
Our rings will recall what our years here 

contain. 

Frances Troub 



The meaning of this tree we give, 
Is constancy and gain, 
We leave it here to grow and live, 
Forever to remain. 

A token of remembrance 
For years that lie ahead, 
To symbolize the permanence 
Of this fair life we've led. 

Though other girls will take our place, 
This steadfast tree will stay, 
In proof that nothing can erase 
The memory of this day. 

So with the planting of this tree, 
May this one thought live on, 
That all our faith and loyalty 
Will last though we have gone. 

Doris Jones 



Honor A 

1940 
Carolyn Dudley Cross 
Mary Mynderse Howard 
Margaret Lorinda Meyer 
Elizabeth Brooker Travis 



Cum haude 



1940 
Gisela Bolten 
Joan Peabody Carlson 
Jeanne Cowles 
Charlotte Downey 
Shirley Ruth Hamilton 



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1941 
Beverly Brooks 
Nancy Gerrish 
Jane Philbin 
Eleanor Rafton 



Senior Mids 



CONGRATULATIONS, Senior-Mids! 
You've done your job well this past 
year, and you've had a lot of fun. You 
truly distinguished yourselves with your 
plays which amazed us all. Little did we 
dream that among those sixty bright and 
healthy faces there could have been so 
many Ethel Barrymores! The song over 
which you spent so many laborious 
hours, and many more and even harder 
hours with rehearsal upon rehearsal, went 
over with a bang. Many of you have al- 
ready entered into that most mysterious 
and interesting realm of societies, while 
others have it still in store. At Thanks- 
giving, Christmas, and Easter, your verses 
made a real impression upon all those 
within audible distance. All in all, Senior- 
Mids, you have done admirably, and we 
know that Abbot will be safe in your 
hands next year. 

And now you have one more year. With- 
out a doubt it is the one that you have 
been looking forward to more than any 
other since you were green-eyed Preps. 



How we envy you ! The Intervale of your 
minds will soon be an Intervale of reality, 
and a much better one than you could have 
possibly imagined. Afternoons of fun and 
hard study in the Senior parlor will be 
part of your daily life before another year 
comes to its conclusion. Senior lights, 
Fidelio, Sunday-night suppers with Miss 
Hearsey, and oh, so many other privileges 
will soon belong to you for keeps. But 
there will be work, too. Oh, yes! For 
"finals" and College Boards are always in 
the offing. 

We have been through all of this and 
loved every minute of it. This is why we 
envy you so much. You have it all ahead; 
we, behind. So the best of luck to you, 
Senior-Mids, make the most of it, and 
grab your cake while the eating is good! 

This year's leaders were: Louise Clark 
and Suzanne Bates, Presidents; Virginia 
Gourley and Barbara Hill, Vice-Presidents; 
Margaret Stuart and Mary Bertucio, Secre- 
taries; Betty Jean England and Gretchen 
Roemer, Treasurers. 



The Bosses: Top Row — England, Bertucio, B. Hill. 
Front Row — Bates, Clark, Stuart, Roemer, Gourley 



'Really?' 



Ready to Schuss 




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Shoppers 



Play Try-outs 



Cloudy and Cooler 




Fair and Warmer 



Miles of Smiles 



Two Minutes to Draper 



Homesteaders 



Meeting at 1:50 




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Executive Eight: Top Row — Garratt, Lehmann, Beck- 
man, Robjent, Zimmermann. Front Row — Goodall, Pear- 
son, D. Dean 



Juniors and 

Junior Mids 

NOW you know what it's all about! 
After a year or two of striving, learn- 
ing and accomplishing, you have caught 
on to the Abbot way. Don't ever lose it. 
It is priceless! 

This year's officers were: Mimi Beck- 
man and Sally Zimmermann, Presidents; 
Jere Lehmann and Buffy Garratt, Vice 
Presidents; Barbara Robjent and Mary 
Bentley, Secretaries; Ruth Goodall, Anne 
Pearson and Dotty Dean, Treasurers. 




'Let' s take Morton Street!' 



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Prep Class 

FEELING like a player at bat for the 
first time, you came to Abbot. With 
heads high in spite of hidden fears, and 
with hearts full of great expectations, you 
came, you saw, and you conquered. Look 
at you now! Preps, we, the Senior class, 
think you are a grand bunch. 

Leaders of the Preps were: Elinor Cahill 
and Patricia Damon, Presidents; Anne 
Corkran and Frances MacDonald, Vice- 
Presidents; Joan Sweeney and Alva Hous- 
ton, Secretaries; Anne Walen and Priscilla 
Stevens, Treasurers. 




Leaders of '45: Top Row — Damon, Houston, MacDon- 
ald, Sweeney, Corkran. Front Row — Cahill, Walen, Stev- 
ens 




'What' s your answer?' 



" Bend your knees'' 



Circle Cycling 



The Younger Set 



On the Green 




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HOWEVER pressed their time may be between 
sports and studies, our organizations and socie- 
ties, nevertheless, exert an influence on our lives often 
outweighing that of our more formal activity. Filling 
in our odd moments are the meetings of organizations, 
which serve to give direction to our life outside the class- 
room, to keep the wheels running smoothly, to provide 
outlets for special talents, and to recognize outstanding 
ability and accomplishment. Our societies, to which we 
are elected by virtue of demonstrated interest, foster 
within us a vision of future achievement. Who knows? 
By 1951 we may be stirring the public as convincing 
Lady Macbeths, thrilling Marion Andersons, sage and 
witty Dorothy Thompsons or delightful Willa Cathers. 
Thus, through the medium of our organized activities, 
we contribute to our school life and aspire to greater 
endeavor and usefulness in the years that lie ahead. 



Back Row. Jones, Nelson, Waterhouse, Mills, Harris, Clark 
Second Row: Kelley, Purcell, Eccles, Cahill, Damon 
Front Row: Philbin, Bates, Fowler, Zimmermann, Beckman 




Student Government Christian Association 



THE main purpose of Student Govern- 
ment is to create real interest and spir- 
it at Abbot. Through this kind of govern- 
ment the Principal, faculty and students 
work hand in hand, and in this way we 
cover wider viewpoints and wishes. The 
chapel and corridor proctors are appointed 
by us, and we take care of all elections 
during the year. The Student Council is 
made up of the presidents of all the classes, 
the president and vice-president of the 
Senior Class, Athletic Association and 
Christian Association, the Head of Day 
Scholars and the officers of the Student 
Government. The four officers of the Stu- 
dent Government, the president of the 
Senior Class and the A. A. A. and A.C.A. 
presidents comprise the Executive Board. 
With these representatives on the Council 
it is possible for each class and organiza- 
tion, through these girls, to contribute to 
the welfare of Abbot. 

Emily Mills, President; Betsy Fowler, 
Secretary; Addie Waterhouse, Vice Presi- 
dent; Nancy Eccles, Head of Day Scholars. 



THE notice "A.C.A. tonight" and the 
sound of the gong remind us every 
Sunday of the big part A.C.A. plays in 
our lives at Abbot. For A.C.A., we wrote 
to New Girls and the Seniors dressed dolls 
for the children at Hindman. Our pains- 
taking efforts were well rewarded by the 
appreciative letter from our Abbot alumna 
working there. The children's party at 
Christmas was thoroughly enjoyed by the 
board members as well as by the children 
who squealed with delight as they re- 
ceived their presents from Santa Claus 
(alias Dottie Harvey). 

Our Sunday night vespers, led by the 
Seniors, were inspiring to us all, and we 
will never forget the first talk we gave 
which caused our knees to shake and our 
hearts to thump in double time. 

A.C.A. organized this year three Red 
Cross groups — beginners and advanced 
knitters and a sewing group. At Christmas 
time we proudly presented our finished 
work to the local chapter. After Christmas 
we worked not only for the Red Cross but 



Back Row: Ware, Campbell, M. Hamilton, Shields, Fiske 
Second Row: Bates, Gorsuch, Rathbone 
Front Row: Harris, Means, Kelley, Harvey 




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also for the British War Relief. We do- 
nated to needy charities the money which 
we saved on Wednesday night candlelight 
dinners. 

But aside from its weekly vesper service 
and the help it tries to give in many 
directions, there is something less tangible 
for which A.C.A. stands every day of 
every week. That something is a Friendly 
Spirit. 

The members of Executive Board are: 
Nancy Kelley, President; Betty Harris, 
Vice President; Harriet Means, Secretary; 
Dorothy Harvey, Treasurer. 



Athletic Association 



EVERY girl a member and every girl 
a rival — this is A. A. A. Gus, the 
Griffin, and Lister, the loyal Gargoyle, 
lend their humorous touches to our two 
rival clubs. Laden with books and balanc- 
ing their Tiffin, the A. A. A. Council are seen 
scurrying down to the corrective room 
where they nominate new heads of major 
and minor sports and hope the weather- 
man will favor them with suitable weather 
for our seasonal field days. 

Our Council this year consisted of Miss 
Carpenter, the Director of Physical Edu- 
cation, and Miss Rhodes, her assistant; 
Julie Nelson, President; Mary Purcell, 
serving double duty as Vice-President and 
Captain of the Griffins; Mimi Calder, Secre- 
tary; Eleanor Knox, Treasurer; and Addie 
Waterhouse, Captain of the Gargoyles. The 
heads of major and minor sports were: 
Lyn Menschik, hockey; Nancy Eccles, 
tennis; Dorothy Harvey, basketball; Eleanor 
Cole, ice; Helen Craig, snow; Jane Parrot, 
riding; Betty Gorsuch, golf; Edna Nutton, 
baseball; Jane Philbin, hiking; Bonney 
Wilson, badminton; Margaret McFarlin, 
croquet; Sue Bates, ping-pong; Jessie Mc- 
Creery, archery; Ruth Snider, deck tennis. 




Waterhouse, Nelson, Purcell, Calder, Parrot, Craig, Knox, 
Gorsuch, Nutton, Menschik, Eccles, Harvey 



ff 



'A' Society 

ALL work and no play makes Jack a 
dull boy" is true at Abbot as any- 
where else. The "A" Society is an honor- 
ary society encouraging its members to 
excel in sports and to inject real spirit 
into the school athletics. As we flaunt our 
cherished blue A's, we joyfully realize that 
we are now more than halfway to the 
blazer — four hundred and fifty points. 
We had our annual picnic at Ipswich 



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Back Row: Menschik, Eccles, Knox 

Front Row: Harvey, Nelson, Long, W aterhouse 



tographer, and Miss Rath. The great de- 
cision regarding the theme of our book 
came next, and before we fully realized it 
each of us was responsible for a particular 
section. Then came the oft -repeated re- 
frain "The deadline for these write-ups is 
Friday." But in spite of the hectic hours, 
the exhilarating feeling which followed a 
completed section far outweighed the 
stress and strain involved in its compila- 
tion. The proudest moment of all arrived 
simultaneously with the finished product 
— our 1941 Yearbook! 

Our staff was as follows: Dorothy Har- 
vey, Editor-in-Chief; Polly Packard, Busi- 
ness Manager; Christine Hill, Assistant 
Business Manager; Jane Parrot, Art Editor; 
Sue Long, Photography; Dorothy Fiske, 
Peggy Little, Lu Sommer, Nancy Whittier, 
Literary Board; Dorie Jones, Ex Officio. 



Beach where great baseball competition 
raged between the Gargoyles and the 
Griffins, with Miss Hearsey and Miss 
Carpenter "pitching" into the spirit of 
things. That night we stumbled wearily 
out of the bus, shaking sand from our 
rumpled heads but lingering over memo- 
ries of sand, sea and sky. 

Our members are: Suzanne Long, Presi- 
dent; Eleanor Knox, Secretary-Treasurer; 
Nancy Eccles, Dorothy Harvey, Marilyn 
Menschik, Julie Nelson, Adeline Water- 
house. 

Yearbook Board 

PERHAPS we on the Yearbook Board 
might describe as "the thrill that 
comes once in a lifetime" the feeling that 
came over us on that memorable morning 
in chapel when we were announced as the 
producers of the Circle. At first we were 
too excited and awed to believe that we 
were on the Board, but soon the excite- 
ment gave way to meetings in the Parlor 
with the engraver, the printer, the pho- 




Back Row: Hill, Parrot 

Second Row: Packard, Sommer, Harvey, Long, Whittier 

Front Row : Little, Jones, Fiske 



Fidelio 



AFTER frightened tryouts during our 
first week back in September, the 
Fidelio list was posted. From that time 
on throughout the year, forty or so of our 
lusty voices have rung out from Abbot 



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Back Row: Lytle, Shields, Little, Moody, Todd, Wind, Abbott, Finneran, Gorsuch, D. White, Nelson, Parrot, Long, Towne, 

Biart, Grieco, Hardy, Leslie, Barss, Packard, Eccles, Stott 
Second Row: Eaton, Fowler, Jones, Craig, Bates, Stuart, Williams, Flint, 7eitung, Campbell, McCreery , Harvey, Harris, Gerrish, 

Means, M. Dean 
Front Row: Clark, B. Hill, Waterhouse, Bondy, Johnson, M. Erkert 



Hall two afternoons a week. We won- 
dered at Mr. Howe's patience with us, 
and we won't soon forget his characteris- 
tic shrug and sort of hopeless but brave 
smile in the face of the problems we pre- 
sented. 

We were very excited when we heard we 
were to sing on the radio in December for 
the benefit of the Chinese Relief. We felt 
so funny packed in that glass-cage effect in 
the Lawrence broadcasting station, with 
Mr. Howe leading us precariously from a 
chair. This was followed by hurried re- 
hearsals of our favorite carols for the 
Christmas service. After our winter vaca- 
tion we found ourselves working furiously, 
spurred on by the joint concert with P. A. 
which, alas, had to be cancelled because of 
illness "on the hill." But then we set to 
work again, this time for our concert with 
Governor Dummer at Abbot. A raging 
March blizzard did not hinder the arrival 
of our guests, and our successful concert 
was followed by a superb dance. 

The year flew by, and spring was here all 



too soon. The Easter hymns were sung, 
and there was the preparation for rally 
night. The Seniors stepped out and made 
way for the vigorous voices of the "New 
Fidelio" who, we must say, made us 
wonder if we would be missed at all! Fi- 
delio has meant happy hours with favorite 
songs, and in spite of Mr. Howe's mis- 
givings about us, we would not have 
missed it for anything. 



Choir 



ALTHOUGH Miss Friskin's absence 
left an awful gap in choir last fall, 
we looked forward to our Sunday rehear- 
sals with Mr. Howe. At first we felt a 
little shaky, and we still remember his 
glaring at us over the top of the piano be- 
cause of a sharp that went flat or a dotted 
half we didn't dot. But dots or no dots, 
Mr. Howe's humor, patience and confi- 
dence in us bolstered our courage and we 
sang bravely on. The morning of Christ- 



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Back Row: Eccler, Shaw, Nelson, Harvey, Leslie, B. 

Brooks, Packard 
Front Row: Bennett, Stott, Craig, Todd, Biart, Hardy, 

Lyt/e, Jones, Margery Martin 

mas vacation we trudged, tousled and ex- 
cited, through the halls singing carols. 
Before midyears Mr. Howe was the perfect 
host at a farewell tea. Miss Friskin back, 
we sang on the vowels and pronounced our 
final consonants. Altogether it has been 
a grand year, and choir membership is a 
privilege which we are very proud to 
enjoy. 

The choir members were Marney 
Martin, President; Beverly Brooks, Betsy 
Bennett, Skip Biart, Emma Ann Todd, 
Dorothy Harvey, Betty Hardy, Betsy 
Lytle, Julie Nelson, Helen Stott, Nancy 
Eccles, Polly Packard, Dorie Jones, Bunny 
Shaw, Louise Leslie, Helen Craig. 

Abbot Dramatic 



Society 



THIS year A.D.S. got off to a grand 
start with five new members. We 
began rehearsing almost immediately for 
the big event of our year, the production 
of the A.D.S. Plays. Rehearsals were a 
mad jumble of forgotten speeches, lost 
cues, stifled giggles and late arrivals, but 
under the expert direction of our own Mrs. 



Gray, all was in readiness for the final 
performance on December 7th. Our Friday 
night meetings will long be remembered 
in the hearts of us in A.D.S. There we read 
and studied many plays, yet somehow al- 
ways managed to combine a good time 
with the more serious matters. Betty was 
ever ready with one of her jokes; Julie 
could always be counted on to pep up any 
slow meetings; Mim was usually to be 
found sitting close beside the door ready 
to make a hasty retreat should any new 
play Mrs. Gray was casting contain an 
old grandmother's role. A.D.S. owes much 




Back Row : Scammon, Gorsucb, Caldarone 
Second Row: Hartwell, Nelson, Waterhouse, Long, Rath- 
bone 
Front Row: D. White, Gourley, Menschik 

of this year's success to its able president, 
Addie Waterhouse, and of course to Mrs. 
Gray. As always, she has been our in- 
spiration, helping us in every possible way 
to get the most out of our work. We hope 
we have made her proud of this year's 
A.D.S. 

Our members were Addie Waterhouse, 
Jo Hartwell, Julie Nelson, Sue Long, 
Ruth Rathbone, Lyn Menschik, Betty 
Gorsuch, Mim Scammon, Dottie White; 
Glo Caldarone, and Jini Gourley. 



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Aeolian 



A EOLUS, the mythical god of the winds, 
Jl\. could hardly have refrained from 
chortling through his bristly beard had he 
heard us playing our toy symphony. 
Draper Hall shook from its very founda- 
tions as Herbie banged away with enviable 
gusto on her drum, Dorie's nightingale 
either needed a refill or spilled all over her, 
and Kelly attempted to cuckoo on the off 
beat! Miss Friskin tried to keep things 
under control, but her sense of humor in- 
variably got the better of her. Some of our 
most enjoyable evenings were those when 
she so ably reconstructed our vaguely 
hummed tunes. Miss Friskin's guidance, 
her efficiency, graciousness and incompar- 
able playing are the things that make 
Aeolian so special. Miss Tuttle was her 
gifted substitute during the first semester. 

Our "symphony players" were: Nancy 
Eccles, President; Harriet Means, Secretary- 
Treasurer; Jeannette Biart, Ruth Bondy, 
Helen Craig, Betty Dunaway, Betty Hardy, 
Dorothy Harvey, Dorie Jones, Helen 
Stott, Jane Towne, Edith White. 



Back Row: Towne, Means, Bondy, Harvey, Biart, Craig, 

Jones, Hardy 
Front Row : Stott, Eccles 





List, Gerrish, Bates, O'Connell, B. Brooks, Miss Sweeney, 
Troub, Philbin, Fiske 



Courant 



WHAT is Courantl Is it fifty clearly 
printed pages, bound in blue and 
white, stuffed into your mailboxes in 
February and June? No, that is not Courant. 
Courant means frantic Friday afternoons 
with the story that refuses to come in 
time for tonight's meeting, hurrying to 
our very own little room across from His- 
tory of Art, grabbing a chair, and resting 
our elbows experimentally on the wobbly 
table. It is bringing forth that story, 
finally, and reading it as clearly as possible 
with our hearts in our mouths; that end- 
less moment of waiting for the beloved 
member who may, or may not, sit up and 
declare "I like it!"; and listening with a 
smile while the Board picks apart our 
carefully worded paragraphs. It means 
grand talks on various tangents with the 
indispensable Miss Sweeney, over-exuber- 
ance and everyone talking at once, Bev's 
authoritative "All right" bringing us 
back to earth and a deadline. Courant 
means printer's ink, reams of proof, wavy 
lines and forgotten punctuation, over- 
lapping pages and odd sounding tenses; 
it means unique chapels such as this year's 
program in which the stories behind the 
portraits on the walls of Abbot Hall were 



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revealed. But most of all, it means work 
and achievement, and that unequaled 
warmth which comes when you all re- 
ceive the long-awaited product which to 
our public is Courant. 

The Board this year included: Beverly 
Brooks, Editor; Nancy Gerrish, Business 
Manager; Jane Philbin, Sue Bates, Dorothy 
Fiske, Joan List, Mary Carroll O'Connell, 
Frances Troub, Jane Bishop, Frances 
Flint, Gretchen Roemer, Literary Board. 

Les Beaux Arts 

L.B.A. is a society for lovers of art. 
Its greatest asset is its faculty ad- 
viser who guides us so masterfully through 
the realms of artistic beauty, and our 
meetings were punctuated with shouts of 
laughter caused by her humorous anec- 
dotes. She has lent much richness to our 
Thursday night gatherings by her ex- 
tensive travels and her vast stores of know- 
ledge. 

Our year was spent in the study of recent 
paintings. In our chapel program, which 

Back Row : Davey, Bertucio, Wilson, D. Erkert 
Second Row : C. Hill, Waugh, Parrot, Shields, Mary Mar- 
tin 
Front Row: Finneran, Grieco, Fong 




came in May, we presented tableaux 
of the works of contemporary artists. 
Members of L.B.A. were: Joan Waugh, 
President; Jane Davey, Secretary-Treasurer; 
Bonney Wilson, Alda Grieco, Christine 
Hill, Jane Parrot, Mimi Shields, Mary 
Bertucio, Dorothy Erkert, Mary Ellen 
Finneran, Virginia Fong, Mary Martin. 



Odeon 



"Books — lighthouses erected in the sea of 
Time." 

WE in Odeon cling to these light- 
houses for guidance in the turbu- 
lent sea of our youth. An hour is set aside 




Back Row: Wbittier, McCreery, Calder, B. Hill, Moody, 

Zeitung 
Front Row : Lacey, Belden, Clark, Little 

every other Friday evening in which we 
read and discuss all phases of literature to 
our heart's content under the stimulating 
guidance of our faculty adviser, Miss 
Wilkinson. By common consent we first 
read George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." 
Then Ann read us parts from "Mrs. Min- 
iver," and Mimi read the familiar " 'Twas 
the Night Before Christmas." In January, 
Miss Wilkinson began reading to us Alice 
Duer Miller's "White Cliffs." In Odeon 
we forget everything for one precious 
hour and just enjoy ourselves. 



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The members of Odeon were: Mimi 
Calder, President; Nancy Whittier, Secre- 
tary-Treasurer; Peggy Little, Emily Mills, 
Jessie McCreery, Verniece Moody, Joan 
Belden, Louise Clark, Barbara Hill, Ninon 
Lacey, Betsy Lytle, Ann Zeitung. 

Philomatheia 

WE, in Philomatheia, are lovers of 
learning, as the derivation of our 
name implies. This year we gazed at the 
stars, fumbled at the movie projector, 
goggled at amoeba antics and compiled 
data for our chapel program in March. 
We presented sundry superstitions, trying 
to show their origin, bringing out the 
truth in some and debunking others. For 
example, we learned that hairpin souffle a. 
la thumbtacks could be served as a deli- 
cacy at the Ritz — but really! A love of 
learning plus the patient aid of Miss 
Tucker and Mrs. Poland is a combination 
not to be excelled. 

Our stargazers were: Phyllis Campbell, 
President; Eleanor Knox, Secretary-Treasurer; 
Martha Tyer, Pat Selden, Marjorie Dean, 
Margaret McFarlin, Betty Harris, Lu 
Sommer. 



Back Row : Sommer, M. Dean, Selden 

Front Row : McFarlin, Harris, Knox, Campbell, Tyer 





Back Row: Beach, Perkins, M. Erkert, Kelley, Packard, 
Rafton, Snider, Poynter ■ 

Front Row: Sime, Manning, Purcell, Fowler, D. Hamil- 
ton, Margery Martin 



Q. E. D. 



Q.E.D. will always recall to us this 
familiar quotation of our President 
Polly: "Now who is giving the news 
tonight?" Our elaborate plans and our 
noble efforts in training ourselves to act as 
guides on our trip to historic Boston were 
again all in vain. This time the flu epi- 
demic was our deterrent. We forgot our 
disappointment, however, when we be- 
came absorbed in preparations for our 
discussion in chapel on the subject "Is the 
defeat of Hitler essential for the United 
States?" Nancy, Marney, Betsy, Emily 
Ruth and La became temporarily staunch 
defenders of the totalitarian system. Here 
Miss Smith's impartiality in our discus- 
sions was an invaluable help. What would 
we do without her? 

Our soap-box orators were: Polly Pack- 
ard, President; Harriet Beach, Betsy Fow- 
ler, Nancy Kelley, Margery Martin, Emily 
Ruth Poynter, La Purcell, Eleanor Rafton, 
Mary Erkert, Diantha Hamilton, Theo 
Manning, Eloise Perkins, Margaret Sime, 
Ruth Snider. 



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THE muffled tramp of marching 
feet to do or die for a cause, 
be it democracy or dictatorship, 
is startlingly contrasted this year 
with the gay, carefree tread of 
schoolgirl feet on an Abbot Field 
Day when orange and green banners 
bespeak the Gargoyle-Griffin con- 
test. The one is designed to destroy 
beauty, the other to create it physi- 
cally, mentally, spiritually. For in 
fine sportsmanship, in fair play on 
the courts and off, in fellowship 
with friend and foe alike, and in 
relaxation and reverie after su- 
preme effort, there is 




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Purpose Steadfast 

to Dare and to Do 




Presenting — Gargoyles and Griftins 






m 







WHICH will you choose — a Gargoyle sprouting 
horns and beard, or a Griffin complete with long 
tail and beak? These creatures emerge from mythical 
tales into the symbols of our rival athletic clubs. The 
crisp fall days find us racing giddily across the hockey 
field, brushing up on our backhand, or riding in the 
midst of autumn glory astride our favorite horse. Time 
passes, and joyful over fresh fallen snow, we don our ski . 
boots or skates, and shake the moth balls from our 
bunny mittens and woolly scarfs; basketball practice be- 
gins also, and we bend and sway to the beat of the tom- 
tom. When balmy April arrives we get back into the 
"swing" of things with tennis, baseball and golf. All 
year we are friendly enemies to the bitter end, giving of 
our best to our own team and feeling sincere pride in the 
successes of our opponents. 



Heap Big Chiefs — P until, Griffin; Waterhouse, Gargoyle 



Tuneful Triumvirate — Wind, Griffin; Means, School 
Leader; Martin, Gargoyle 








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Sports 



DURING the first weeks of school one 
often heard the question, "When 
are we going to know whether we're 
Griffins or Gargoyles?" Finally, after a 
"huddle" during which strange shapes 
were cut from green and orange felt, the 
great day arrived, each girl's fate was an- 
nounced, and she was welcomed by the 
old members of her team. Both teams 
serenaded their potential stars. 

Soon the struggle began in earnest, and 
when Fall Field Day arrived the competi- 
tion was close. The day began with a 
serenade to the faculty, after which we 
marched to the tennis courts and, sitting 
in the crackling fall leaves, watched Mary 
Bertucio against Nanny Eccles for a Grif- 
fin tennis singles victory. Weesy Clark and 
B. J. England found Griffins Skip Fiske 
and Joan Waugh too much for them, and 
Lister was shaking her Gargoyle head, 
but Nanny Gerrish and Mimi Shields won 
the doubles from Dotty Harvey and Ruth 
Snider which cheered Lister considerably 
but cast a momentary shadow over the 
cheerful face of Gus Griffin. 

On the hockey field there was great 
tension, for the Griffins had been predomi- 
nantly victorious in the preliminary games.' 
During the first of the week the second 



¥ 



and third teams had played their games 
and the results were: Second Team — 
Griffins 3, Gargoyles 1; Third Team — 
Griffins 6, Gargoyles 1; and contrary to 
some expectations the Gargoyles defeated 
the Griffins in the First Team game! Amid 
loud cheering and wishful sighing from 
the sidelines the final score of 2-0 was 
announced. 

Members of the Abbot Athletic Associa- 
tion Board were hostesses at a school tea 
when the day ended. Then we gathered in 
the Rec Room, Griffins at one end and 
Gargoyles at the other, to hear Miss 
Hearsey announce the awards for fall 
sports. The varsity hockey team was: 
Honora Hayes, Marjorie Lehmann, Betsy 
Lytle, Lyn Menschik, Em Mills, Julie 
Nelson, Ruth Rathbone, Edie White, 
Elsie Williams and Ann Zeitung. There 
were also tennis, riding and "A" Society 
awards. We left the meeting quite clapped 
and sung out, but very happy over every- 
thing. 

After Thanksgiving we hibernated tem- 
porarily for modern dance and basketball, 
but soon snow fell and we jumped into ski 
boots, to the ski room, and then toChapin's 
Hill, Prospect and Miss Hearsey's slope, 
according to our various degrees of skill. 
Sometimes we went downhill backwards 
as fast as we went forwards (because of an 
excess of silver lacquer, of course!) Then 
just as we thought our ankles were per- 





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manently crooked from the herring bone, 
skiing conditions were ruined, and back 
we went indoors. 

In the First Group basketball games the 
Griffins edged out the Gargoyles, and in 
the next game the Gargoyles staged a 
comeback and the Griffins struggled in 
vain. The playing of Knoxie, Honora and 
Gretchen called forth "Ohs" and "Ahs" 
from the cheering sections. The Gargoyles 
were the conquering heroines in Group II, 
and in Group III the game was deadlocked 
and ended in a tie. This seesaw state of 
affairs continued in the second set of bas- 
ketball battles, Griffins treading Gar- 
goyles under foot or Gargoyles getting 
"up and at 'em" and leaving the Griffins 
far behind. The teams were more than 
polite! After winning a game each stepped 
back and let the other have a turn. The 
games played after spring vacation, pro- 
mised to be interesting. They were! Scores 
were as follows: Group II — Griffins 24, 
Gargoyles 12; Group III — Griffins 24, 
Gargoyles 15- The Griffins beamed and 
the Gargoyles despaired. Then on the day 
before Easter the Final First and Second 
Group games were played. 

Gargoyle faces brightened when the 
scorekeeper reported the Second Team score 
a 12-12 tie, and the First Team game an 
18-12 victory for the wearers of the green! 
The basketball season was over for an- 





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other year. The varsity basketball team 
was: Mary Bertucio, Jo Hartwell, Honora 
Haynes, Eleanor Knox, Gretchen Roemer, 
Addie Waterhouse. 

While all this was going on we got 
s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d beyond belief in modern 
dance. During the winter we did some 
dance studies and an original composition 
on "Play" which gave everyone in the 
class a chance for creative expression. 
Warm weather took us then to the green 
tennis courts for many types of play. 

When the number of girls who had 
walked and "winter sported" for points 
was announced in chapel, the Griffins were 
out of sight they were so far ahead! Mean- 
while the Gargoyles at once renewed 
many mental resolutions. 

On Monday afternoon in April the tennis 
courts were suddenly stricken with a case 
of blue polka dots. Yes, spring sports had 
begun, so tennis, golf, riding and baseball 
filled out afternoons with new interest. 
English country dance rehearsals were also 
begun for presentation on the Circle for 
Abbot's birthday celebration. 

The grand finale, the awarding of the 
silver shield to the victorious team for 
the year 1940-'41, came on a certain June 
morning when the last chapel was held 
and the school waited breathlessly for the 
announcement. The outcome? Go and 
consult the shield itself! 




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Here Did We Consecrate 

Life to the Best 



i 




Draper 




LIFE is activity, movement, growth, change; at its 
best it blends them all and fires us with its own 
contagious spark. The spark may be the wisdom of our 
speakers, the skillful strokes of a painter, the catching 
lines of a play; or it may burst from within, kindled by 
fearful anticipation in a student recital, the exhilaration 
of canoe trips, rides or walks. It smolders, presently 
glows, flickers feebly, and soon burns brightly, and as it 
burns we are affected by its light. We change and grow as 
a result of that tiny spark planted within or caught from 
without. The Abbot year, with all its inspiration, sup- 
plies the spark for those who seek it; they may then look 
back and know that here they consecrated life to the 
best. 



Homestead 



Sherman 



Abbey 





Mapping a Course 



Surveying the Situation 



Looking Back 

WEDNESDAY, September 25th, 
found us hanging draperies, mov- 
ing furniture, and generally getting to 
work. We had our conferences with Miss 
Sweeney and were soon sitting nervously 
in our first classes. The first week we were 
busy making new friends on our picnic at 
Pomps Pond, at the Old Girl — New Girl 
Party where we danced an energetic square 
dance and were baffled by the faculty 
chasses, and at the Senior Tea which was 
held this year in the Senior Parlor. 

The fall days were lovely and we were 
busy riding and canoeing our time away 
over the week ends. We were fascinated 
by the prancings of Ferdinand the bull, 
the puppet show, and the other antics of 
corridors and cottages on their stunt 
nights. We were delighted with the 
Hampton Institute Quartette and the 
beautiful program presented by Ella Belle 
Davis, soprano. We went to Boston in the 
rain but were fully rewarded by Helen 
Hayes and Maurice Evans in their unique 
rendition of "Twelfth Night"; and some 
of us were lucky enough to hear Marion 
Anderson in Boston. 

During those early days we were taught 
what to do in case of fire, and with hilari- 
ous shouts we leaped from the window and 
wriggled down the outside wall, carefully 



Opening Out-of-Door Days: Above— Pomps. Below- 
The Shaw sheen 




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Above : Suspension 

Below: "Softie" and "Toughi 



superintended by Miss Carpenter and our 
big chief, Sue. Then there were those sur- 
prising nights when we drilled with pallid 
faces and rolled-up hair. October ended 
with our exciting Hallowe'en dinner and 
party which we attended dressed as adver- 
tisements. Remember "Toughie" and 
"Softie" — and the "Four Roses"? 

At this time in our gay young lives 
came our long-anticipated week end, and 
there was a general exodus. Those who 
were left behind had no meagre excite- 
ment, however, for the Andover-Exeter 
Game was played and we were properly 
recognized by the Exeter contingent as it 
marched by our gates. Thanksgiving verses 
soon brought us back to normal. Bashka 
Paeff, famous sculptress, gave us a demon- 
stration of her technique, using Em as a 
model. On Thanksgiving eve we had our 
traditional service, and the next day, un- 
daunted by snow, we scattered about the 
countryside with relatives and friends 
having a marvelous time and consuming 
much turkey. The Song Contest between 
the various corridors and cottages brought 
forth our best home talent. Homestead 
with its "Jeanie with the Light Brown 
Hair" song and rendition was the winner. 
AJoud and energetic evening was had by 
all, topped off by a lively square dance 
which left us hardly able to whisper 



Exeter Passes Our Gates — Alas 



Exeter Cheering Section 




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through our dry throats. A.D.S. enter- 
tained us royally with three plays — "Cath- 
erine Parr," depicting the stormy temper 
of Henry VIII, "Men Folk," telling of the 
tragedy of the sea; and "The Travelers," 
full of flickering lights and weird sound 
effects. 

Christmas was now creeping upon us 
very rapidly, and Fidelio piled off to Law- 
rence to broadcast British carols for the 
benefit of the Bureau of Medical Aid to 
China. Many were doing their part for 
other charities too, by knitting on Friday 
nights in chummy circles in Sherman or 
Abbey, sewing on squares for Red Cross 
baby afghans in Homestead, and making 
would-be dresses for Hindman dolls. Fri- 
day night callers continued to arrive amid 
squeals and groans over the appearance or 
not of those significant little white slips. 
The vie played and the sound of masculine 
voices drifted up from below, mingled with 
feminine giggles. A.C.A. had its annual 
Christmas party for many local children 
who threw bean bags, ate ice cream and 
sandwiches, and were wide-eyed at the 
presents handed out by our competent but 
drooping Santa (Fferbie). Mrs. Gray read 
Dickens' Christmas Carol, always our 
favorite, and on Sunday we presented our 
own beautiful Christmas service. Our 




Above: "Catherine Parr' 
Middle: "Men Folk" 
Below: "The Travelers" 



'Sign for Riding 



"Callers Tonight 



Chummy Circle 



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Confident but Drooping Santa 



Merry Christmas to All 



Vacation s Here! 



Above: Midyears Ahead 
Below: "Frisky' as Ever 




packing was done, we sang our Christmas 
table songs, and finished the celebration 
with our customary carol sing in the Mc- 
Keen Rooms. Next day, after we had slept 
a mite and had been awakened by the 
chanting choir, we crammed into buses 
and cars, and deserted our dorms as we 
headed for home ! 

January seventh we came back to earth 
again with much to be done before mid- 
years. We were voluntarily "at home" 
because of the flu epidemic which, to our 
amazement, even kept us away from 
church! High on the P. A. hill there was a 
flu epidemic also, and calling nights and 
the Fidelio concert and dance had to be 
cancelled. But the Curtis Beach Marion- 
ette show with the big bad wolf and the 
mysterious smoking hero cheered us up, 
and Margaret Payson Bliss had us almost 
rolling in the aisles or reduced to tears as 
she gave her monologues. Then came that 
fearsome week of midyears after which 
the Seniors took off for Intervale and 
those who were left behind were allowed 
to go to the movies at night, and attended 
the Kirsten Flagstad concert in Boston. 
To the Seniors, on their return, we sang 
"Here they come! 

Week end spent at Intervale 

And now they're back 

To classes, books and morning mail, 

And then exam returns 

When each one learns — the worst! 



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Hurdling Hearsey's 



Time Out 



Cocoa and Weenies 



i 



We wish you luck, 

And hope you passed without mistake 

All those exams, 

And awful tests you had to take, 

From Latin, Chem, and French 

To History through the cent — uries. 

You've had a great big week end 

With skiing and skating and such, 

And having no rules, and no thought of 

school 
And certainly eating too much! 

So here you are, 

Back again with us to stay — 

For one more term 

Together we will work and play, 

We'll sing your praises all 

O class of Forty-One!" 

The second semester brought Miss 
Friskin back to us, much to our joy. She 
delighted us that first Saturday with one of 
her exquisite concerts. Winter was really 
here now; the blizzards came and went, 
but we plowed on, over and under. Many 
mornings we found Mr. Robb slaving 
with a tired mien — and a snow shovel — as 
he dug out Abbot Hall, or we were 
awakened by the scraping of our friend 
the snowplow as it groaned around the 
circle. There were those Saturday after- 
noons when brave A. A. A. members stood 
shivering by the laundry to sell us hot 



Above: Tea Totaling 
Below: Cozy Wednesdays 




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¥ 





Above: Curtain Call on "Infanta 
Below: "Rebecca" Makes Up 



dogs and cocoa. In sharp but pleasing con- 
trast were the cozy Wednesday afternoons 
in the McKeen Rooms where we chatted 
and sipped our tea, carefully watching our 
figures as the brownies came and went. 
Before we knew it the Senior Mid plays 
were on! They were: "The Birthday of the 
Infanta" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook 
Farm." The first left us with lumps in our 
throats as the hapless hunchback died and 
the heartless Infanta scoffed. Rebecca, 
however, lifted our spirits as she pranced 
mischievously about, much to her irate 
aunt's distress. We were deeply impressed 
by the excellent acting of the Senior Mid 
class. 

The days slipped by and again there was 
a large departure for our "free week end." 
Those who stayed had a restful few days, 
some enjoying a performance of the Ballet 
Russe in Boston. Phyllis Bentley lectured 
on the dilemma of a story writer and so 
interested us that we immediately set 
about to read some of her works. At a 
student recital we were amazed and very 
proud of the talent of our schoolmates. 
It hardly seemed possible that the strange 
sounds which wafted from the third floor 
all year could culminate in such extra- 
ordinarily entertaining results. Next came 
a joint concert of our Fidelio with the 
Governor Dummer Glee Club when the 
roaring blizzard outdoors all but rivaled 



Off to Work 



Yippee! Vacation Special! 




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the roaring voices indoors. Those who 
could made plans for Northfield after an 
absorbing vesper service devoted to pic- 
tures and information concerning the con- 
ference. 

The last week end before spring vaca- 
tion brought us the Senior Play, "The 
Cradle Song," and the last vesper service 
was marked by the return of Mr. Richard- 
son. It seemed like old times again in the 
chapel, and many of us enjoyed a good 
discussion with him when the service was 
over. On March 20 we again embarked, 
bag and baggage, for our spring vacation 
amid joyous shouts, wild gestures, and 
beaming countenances. 

April 2nd brought us back laden with 
Easter bonnets and suffering from spring 
fever. Our first Saturday we were treated 
to a brilliant two-piano recital by Miss 
Friskin and her brother, Mr. James 
Friskin. The following week we were 
amazed to hear that work was to begin on 
the new wing of Draper Hall. We watched 
with interest as strings and stakes ap- 
peared on our beloved croquet grounds, 
and we tried our best to concentrate as 
"Lorraine," the steam shovel, trans- 
formed our quiet campus into a rival for 
a teeming city. Dr. George Roemmert 
gave us a fascinating lecture with his 
microvivarium, and we were suspicious of 





Above: Chap Walk 

Below: Station Wagon — Our Pride and Joy 



Amidst Andoi 



Camera! 



Lorraine 



Mirage of Senior Porch 





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In the Spring- 



A Young Girl' s Fancy 



A Young Man's Fancy 



Coiffure Craze 



Above: "Spread 'em thick'.' 
Below : Circle Promenaders 




everything we touched for days after! On 
Easter we blossomed forth in gay finery 
and many corsages, and in the evening had 
our impressive service with a sermon by 
our good friend Dr. Pomeroy, of Milton. 

Spring was really here now, with a 
temperature of 90° in the shade, and we 
roller-skated, basked in the sun, kept in 
"Good Humors," went off on jaunts in the 
country, and ate sandwiches prepared by 
our hard-working committee for the 
British War Relief.. Mrs. Gray's special 
speech pupils, and the music students 
again, performed excellently in their re- 
citals on succeeding evenings. And finally 
the long-anticipated Senior Prom week end 
brought the month of April to a close, 
and Abbot's 112th birthday was celebrated 
on May 10th with bagpipes, country 
dancing on the circle, an entertainment 
in Davis Hall, and a bazaar for the benefit 
of the B.W.R. The regional Cmn Laude 
meeting was held at Abbot and brought 
streams of members, mostly boys, to our 
midst for a day. The last Field Day of the 
year came and went, and before we knew 
it we were busily involved in final examin- 
ations. The last full Commencement week 
end with all its mixed emotions wound up 
the year's activities, and Abbot 1940-41 
moved on into history. 



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"Memories Dear 



jj 






"Fireman, save my child!" 




ifc - 




ONCE upon a time not so very long ago, several 
timid, bewildered little girls came to school to 
Abbot, two of them to become the nucleus of the class of 
'41. The next year they found they had grown in number 
to seventeen and all lived happily together on their be- 
loved fourth floor. They proudly produced their plays 
and hunted Easter eggs in the grove. Although the hur- 
ricane all but blew them away, they arrived a handful of 
Junior-Mids, and eleven strong they bravely recited 
their "verses." A year whisked by, and their number grew 
to fifty-eight. They found themselves proudly singing 
their class song, sporting new green sweaters and talking 
wistfully of being Seniors. Then suddenly, as if by magic, 
they realized they were Seniors! What an exciting year 
they have had! And in the future as they turn to these 
pages they will re-live their Abbot days. 



Sunset Specials 



Night Life 





Third Floor Front Goes to Kirksbire 



Second Floor Front at 9 P.M. 



Our Senior Year 



WILL we ever forget our arrival 
back at Abbot for this our final 
year? Our spacious front rooms equipped 
with famous couches, the Senior Parlor 
and radio — these were part of our joys 
along with lack of study hall commuting 
and Senior coffee on the "first Sunday." 
On two Sunday mornings our two ambi- 
tious corridors breezed merrily off for a 



yummy Kirkshire breakfast — another Sen- 
ior prerogative. Of course we picnicked at 
Ipswich, got the wind and the sand in our 
hair, and loved every bit of it. The roaring 
of the ocean, gay laughter, bare feet, wad- 
ing, toasting weenies and marshmallows, 
eating from the roof, returning to Abbot 
at dusk, singing and harmonizing familiar 
tunes, all spell for us our Senior picnic, 
and what fun it was! 

Remember when the winter set in with 
snow and industrious needlework (and 



Fire Chief 



Sand-Witches 



"Lets 





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'Don't let it burn 1 " 



" Mmm — m 



Giggle Giggle 



pin-work!) on dolls — those great big 
beautiful dolls? And what a thrill it was 
when we carried to our tables the blazing 
plum puddings on the night before Christ- 
mas vacation! Later on, we enjoyed the 
gracious hospitality of Miss Hearsey on 
those Sunday evenings at Sunset where 
she entertained us at supper before her 
cozy fire. 

Then came skiing in anticipation of 
Intervale — that "little bit of heaven" of 
which we had heard so much and so long. 



Midyear examinations over, we left to 
see the "feet of snow" up in New Hamp- 
shire. The train ride was a wild whirl with 
portable radios everywhere, and before we 
knew it the Emersons were greeting us 
heartily with cocoa, cookies and sand- 
wiches in the warmth of their comfortable 
living room. Their precious cocker spaniel 
at once became our pet. Somehow we 
managed to slumber happily that night in 
spite of being wedged between vies and 
—comforters. Next day we skied on Rus- 



All for Hindman 



Just Another Handful 




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CABLE SKI TOW 
.INTERVALE V N. H. 

. TWO TRM1^%N SLOPE 





"Here it comes!' 



Intervale at Last 



"Shall we try it!' 



sell's slope where with Miss Carpenter's 
help we learned additional technique for 
the harder slopes to come. Sue's ring, lost 
in the snow, caused much commotion and 
emotion. Next was the excitement of the 
skimobiles on Cranmore, and the heights 
to which they rose! We were breathless! 
What a thrill we had skiing down from 
the halfway point to the foot! And re- 
member the movies on Saturday night 
when we were packed sardine-like in the 
tiny bus while Sherman, driver with the 



quaint chapeau, bravely endured our ren- 
dition of "Gee it was swell!" Winnie the 
Pooh waddled in and out among the shad- 
ows as Miss Hearsey read his adventures 
after our hymn-singing session. Our feel- 
ings a mixture of joy and sadness, we com- 
posed praises of Intervale to sing to the 
underclassmen on our return to Abbot. 

In the spring we reveled in the new 
freedom of unchaperoned Saturday leaves 
and late lights, as well as peanut butter 
and jam at Baronial! What bliss! We re- 



Safely Down 



There We Go 




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"The Cradle Song" 



Stars 



hearsed like fury to become pious nuns as 
our play "The Cradle Song" took shape. 
Adie, Jo, Janie and Nancy were just a few 
who succeeded in bringing tears to our 
eyes. Then with hopes and fears, we prac- 
ticed Frannie's keen Ring Song which we 
sang to the school in the McKeen Rooms 
on the momentous night when we received 
those long-anticipated heralds of gradua- 
tion. These we displayed boastfully to the 
"young ones" and twiddled them with 
pride in English class! That was really 



the beginning of the end so soon to come. 

Close on the heels of spring vacation 
came the Prom, and we kept Western 
Union busy arranging for our "Toms, 
Dicks and Harrys." Our young hopeful 
Romeos started shining on Friday night 
at a super-long calling hour, and on Satur- 
day we treated them to a luncheon at the 
Andover Inn. We observed tea time at 
Sunset, guests of Miss Hearsey, and then 
came dinner and the dance in the cleverly 
and beautifully camouflaged gym. 



"May I introduce — ?' 



Hearts and Flowers 




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We were very proud of our "brighties" 
when they shone at the Cum Laude meet- 
ing, and never to be forgotten was the 
Senior Banquet, followed by the turning 
over of our beloved parlor (sans porch!) 
to the Senior Mids. After a quick change 
we warbled our "Where, oh where's" all 
over the Abbot world, as did our long line 
of Senior predecessors. 

Desperate cramming with confusion 
could mean only one thing — final exams. 
Then in rapid succession came rally night, 
anxious chapel awards and announcements, 



balancing of cakes and plates at our 
garden party, Draper Dramatics, Bacca- 
laureate, the last chapel, and our imminent 
(and eminent) graduation. 

Is it possible that a whole year has 
passed since the Class of 1940 planted its 
tree and marched so solemnly in blue caps 
and gowns to South Church? One of these 
days, perhaps for our fiftieth reunion, the 
Class of 1941 will be hobbling back with 
canes and grandchildren to dig up our 
treasure and to reminisce about these our 
"memories dear." 




1941' s Growing Responsibilities 



Good-bye to 1940 — We're Next 



1941 in 1951 

THE Bronx local was late as usual, so 
we wandered over to the information 
booth to ask plaintively how long we had 
to wait. The encyclopedia on duty an- 
swered, "You just missed it, child" — an 
inner chord responded and we lifted 
startled eyes to behold Polly Packard, run- 
ning Grand Central, and who should be 
handing her special bulletins but Secre- 
tary Knox. A voice boomed "Intervale 
Express leaving, track 18." Straining our 
eyes, we recognized through their ski 



paraphernalia Grieco, Little, Mary Martin, 
Moody, Selden, Campbell, and Tyer. As they 
passed, Conductor Mamie Martin told 
them where to get off. Close on their heels 
come Biart and Bondy, arguing for the seat 
by the window on the Taft Special. 

"Ladies and gentlemen of the radio 
audience" — Perkie's bell-like tones an- 
nounced to the listening world the big 
event of the day: "Miss Beverly Brooks, ac- 
companied by Stott, is leaving on her fare- 
well concert tour before switching to 
art — or is it literature?" Not to be gut- 
done, Sue Long on Glamour, arrived from 
Hollywood, and with her was little 



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Jo Hartwell, getting experience for her 
walk-on in Scammon' s latest Broadway 
production. They were welcomed with a 
big smile from Mayor Troub, and a blaring 
orchestra pitched by Kelly Means. Over in 
the corner stood Kiki, keeping her eye on 
the band. Reporters surrounded Miss Glam- 
our, and firing questions to beat the band 
was Fiske, the white hope of the Daily 
News. 

We decided it was time to buy our 
tickets, so we stood in line behind Joan 
Belden, smiling agreeably as Edie White 
short-changed her. From opposite sides 
of the station, a stream of children came 
tearing in, led by Addie and Dorie, waving 
and calling frantically, "I've lost my 
Hankie" and "Have you seen my little 
Bobby?" The children turned fascinated 
eyes as they beheld Kel and La, roller- 
skating through Grand Central, complete 
with Amherst banners and "The Cow 
Kicked Nellie." 

When the dust cleared, we found Ellie 
Raftcn looking anxious while Erkert 
and Sommer, of Travelers' Aid, ever on the 
alert for an SOS, came to her rescue. We 
noticed a crowd gathering, but couldn't 
make out who was on the soap box. Ah! 
little List, campaigning for Canine Suf- 
frage, and Harris, with her Great Pyrenees 
demonstrating how much more intelligent 
dogs can be. . . . Peeping cautiously out of 
the door, was Chamber of Commerce 
President McCreery, trying to discover what 
Manhattan has that Florida hasn't. 

Over in a corner we saw Gerrisb, ex- 
plaining to Life's Editor-in-Chief Harvey 
how she managed to become the first 
woman Supreme Court judge. A clatter of 
metal on stone announced Eccles and her 
tennis cups, and Em-on-the-Spot Mills 
as usual lent a helping hand. Balanced on 
ladders of Various heights were the Janes, 
Towne and Parrot, painting murals for 



eyesore travelers. Then we bumped into 
Bonney, who explained to our "What are 
you doing in New York?" — "Oh, just 
bu22ing around!" From there, we wand- 
ered over to the booth where Dottie White 
was making picture letters "while you 
wait." It was getting to be quite an Art. 

Racing each other down 42nd Street, 
were Whittier with her rodeo, and Poynter 
with her taxi. A familiar voice rang out, 
"Where are my bags?" and we reminded 
Joanie Waugh that she was sitting on them. 
Continuing blithely on our way we 
passed Cosmopolite Philbin ordering por- 
ters around. The prospect of our journey 
seemed brighter when we learned that 
Jane Davey had decorated all the Pullman 
cars with chintz curtains — not that we 
take Pullmans! An off-key murmur of 
"I'm Just Wild about Harry" reached our 
ears, but it was getting late and so we 
didn't bother to turn around. We knew 
it must be Beachie. A trail of heavily laden 
porters led by Curator Shields hove in 
sight. "For my museum," she explained 
as Emi gingerly picked up a whale's 
tooth from the floor. 

A porter gave Calder a shove onto the 
Oklahoma train, and she handed him a 
eard announcing the opening of her new 
dress shoppe. "Tell your wife. 

Just as Packard' s Patented News Service 
informed us that the Bronx Local was 
ready, we looked around for a last glance. 
How could we have overlooked that line 
of men with hands outstretched! Hitler, we 
wondered? No, just eager votes for the 
people's choice, for sitting calmly in the 
doorway of the Ladies' Room was Julie 
Nelson, trying on wigs. That was the last 
straw! To think that we had come to this. 
We made a running leap for the train, and 
settled down in our seats, exhausted, to 
reminisce about Abbot in the "good old 
days." 



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'41's "Mosts 



Most Intelligent 1. Beverly Brooks 

2. Jane Philbin 

Most Ambitious 1. Miriam Scammon 

2. Beverly Brooks 

Most Likely to Succeed 1. Jane Philbin 

2. Beverly Brooks 

Most Practical Polly Packard 





Best Dancer 




Sue Long 


Cutest 


1. 


Jane Towne 




2. 


Jo Hartwell 


Most Attractive 


1. 


Bonney Wilson 




2. 


La Purcell 


Most Popular 




Em Mills 



Best Musician 


1. 


Helen Stott 




2. 


Kelly Means 


Most Poised 


1. 


Beverly Brooks 




2. 


Nancy Gerrish 


Favorite Orchestra 


1. 


Tommy Dorsey 




2. 


Glenn Miller 








Best Man s Lady 1. 

2. 
MojT- Personality 1. 

2. 

3. 
Favorite Boys' School 



Best Looking 



Sue Long 
Bonney Wilson 
La Purcell 
Em Mills 
Frannie Troub 
1. Taft 

Princeton 

Andover 

Julie Nelson 

Kiki Hill 

Joanie Waugh 



2. 
1. 

2. 



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and Bests" 



Best Figure 1. Bonney Wilson 

2. Nancy Eccles 

Neatest 1. Jane Towne 

2. Dorie Jones 

Best Dressed 1. Addie Waterhouse 

2. Bonney Wilson 





Best Actress 



Wittiest 



Jane Parrot 
1. Sue Long 

jMiriam Scammon 
"\ Jo Hartwell 
1. Nancy Kelley 

/Kelly Means 
"^Frannie IYoub 



First to Be Married 1 . Dorie Jones 

2. Phyll Campbell 



Most Domestic 
Most Agreeable 
Most Tactful 



Marnie Martin 
Joanie Belden 

1. Lu Sommer 

2. Dottie Harvey 




I ^~ 




;f 



» 


Bej-/- Athlete 




1. 

2. 


Addie Waterhouse 
Julie Nelson 




Most Typical Abbot 


Girl 


1. 


La Purcell 




- 




2. 


Em Mills 




Moj-/- Versatile 




1. 

2. 


Julie Nelson 
Addie Waterhouse 




Most Respected 






Em Mills 



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Thee will thy daughters -praise, all else above 
Oh, Abbot Beautiful, mother we love. 





Faculty 



Marguerite Capen Hearsey 

May Dorothy Baker 

Hilda R. Baynes 

Jean Hope Baynes 

Eunice Murray Campbell (Mrs.) 

Mary Carpenter 

Constance Parker Chipman (Mrs.) 

Hope Coolidge . 

Raymond H. Coon 

Helene Crooks . 

Mary Elaine Dodge 

Hannah Richmond Duncan (Mrs.) 

Kate Friskin 

Mary Gay .... 

Brainard F. Gibbons 

Grace Goodman 

Bertha Morgan Gray (Mrs.) 

Isabel Maxwell Hancock 

Mary Mills Hatch . 

Walter Edward Howe 

Barbara Humes . 

Harriet McKee . 

Faith Lucena Meserve 

Roberta Gilmore Poland (Mrs.) 

Gertrud Rath 

Anne Rechnitzer 

Rowena Lincoln Rhodes . 

Helen Dunford Robinson 

Louise Robinson 

Virginia Paine Rogers 

Justina Ruiz 

Laura Huntington Smith 

Margaret Snow 

Catherine Jane Sullivan 

Alice Curtiss Sweeney 

Gertrude Tingley 

Eleanor Tucker . 

Lucile Burdette Tuttle 

Dorothea Wilkinson 



20 Abbot Street, Andover, Massachusetts 

177 Englishcombe Lane, Bath, Somerset, England 

. 309 West 86th Street, New York City 

309 West 86th Street, New York City 

Prospect Street, Topsfield, Massachusetts 

57 Wilkinson Street, Putnam, Connecticut 

5 Morton Street, Andover, Massachusetts 

5 Simon Willard Road, Concord, Massachusetts 

1116 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, Massachusetts 

Andover, Massachusetts 
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada 
Andover, Massachusetts 
300 West 108th Street, New York City 
Duxbury, Massachusetts 
139 Chestnut Street, North Andover, Massachusetts 
Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts 
17 Mayflower Terrace, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 
. Boonsboro Road, Lynchburg, Virginia 
. . . . Andover, Massachusetts 
14 School Street, Andover, Massachusetts 
Chestnut Hill, Greenfield, Massachusetts 
. 282 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 
26 Central Avenue, Weston, Massachusetts 
126 Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts 
735 Yale Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 
685 West End Avenue, New York City 
43 Cedar Street, Taunton, Massachusetts 
77 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Gloucester, Massachusetts 
82 Ames Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts 
16 Garden Road, Lowell, Massachusetts 
Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts 
83 Main Street, Medfield, Massachusetts 
63 Masonic Street, Rockland, Maine 
97 Knox Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts 
175 Berkeley Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts 
. 32 Milton Road, Brookline, Massachusetts 
166 Christiana Street, North Tonawanda, New York 
7 Linnaean Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 
14 Waterloo Row, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 



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Senior Middle Class 



Methuen, Mass. 

Darien, Conn. 

North Andover, Mass. 



Irene Abbott 

123 West Main St., Palmyra, N. Y. 
Ann Bacon 

710 College Ave., Haverford, Pa. 
Marilyn Barlow 

9 York St., Andover, Mass. 
Helen Barss 

Hidden Field, Andover, Mass. 
Suzanne Bates 

923 Kearsley St. East, Flint, Mich. 
Elizabeth Bennett 

Marion Rd., Middleboro, Mass. 
Mary Bertucio 

63 Park Edge Ave., Springfield, Mass. 
Jane Bishop 

New Canaan, Conn. 
Jane Bittel 

7343 Constance Ave., Chicago, 111. 
Ethel Ann Bolton 

128 Prescott St., North Andover, Mass. 
Jeanne Bowersox 

232 Baltimore Ave., Cumberland, Md. 
Mary Margaret Boynton 

70 Summer St., Newton Centre, Mass. 
Gloria Caldarone 

96 Vermont St. 
Louise Clark 

Oakshade Ave. 
Eleanor Cole 

371 Johnson St. 
Helen Craig 

Westview Farm, Westborough, Mass. 
Patricia Daniels 

111 Chenault Ave., Hoquiam, Wash. 
Marjorie Dean 

8 Kensington St., Andover, Mass. 
Miriam Douglas 

La Vale, Cumberland, Md. 
Mary Elizabeth Dunaway 

120 Silver St., Dover, N. H. 
Charlotte Eaton 

9 Abbot St., Andover, Mass. 
Betty Jean England 

1 Ledgewood Rd., Winchester, Mass. 
Dorothy Erkert 

High' Point Rd., Peoria, 111. 
Helen Estin 

20 East 76th St., New York, N. Y. 
Mary Ellen Finneran 

Greens Farms, Conn. 
Frances Flint 

St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H. 
Virginia Fong 

2116 Sixth St., Sacramento, Cal. 
Elizabeth Fowler 

80 Winter St., Norwood, Mass. 

Mary Lou Gilbert 

1253 Murdoch Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Elizabeth Gorsuch 

648 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 
Elizabeth Gourley 

168 Prospect St., Wakefield, Mass. 



Diantha Hamilton 

1416 25th St., Two Rivers, Wis. 
Beatrice Hardy 

Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad, 
B.W.I. 
Barbara Hill 

Madison Heights, Anderson, Ind. 
Margaret Hill 

16 Caro Court, Red Bank, N. J. 
Lois Hudson 

P.O. Box 15, Freeport, Maine 
Barbara Johnson 

21 Royall St., Medford, Mass. 
Ninon Lacey 

54 School St., Keene, N. H. 
Louise Leslie 

26 Thorndike St., Beverly, Mass. 
Elizabeth Lytle 

Greensboro, Vt. 
Theodora Manning 

71 Berwick St., Worcester, Mass. 
Margaret McFarlin 

95 Elm St., Andover, Mass. 
Jean McKay 

Lake Shore Ave., Beverly, Mass. 
Marilyn Menschik 

387 Kinderkamack Rd., Westwood, N. J. 
Edith Ninomiya 

% Miss Anne Ormonde, Pelham Manor Gardens, 
Pelham Manor, N. Y. 
Mary O'Connell 

1 Punchard Ave., Andover, Mass. 
Ruth Rathbone 

64 Central St., Palmer, Mass. 
Gretchen Roemer 

West Woodland Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Jane Rutherford 

174 Pennsylvania Ave., Crestwood, N. Y. 
Barbara Sanders 

134 Langley Rd., Newton Centre, Mass. 
Thirsa Sands 

27 EdgeclifFTerr., Yonkers, N. Y. 
Florence Shaw 

7 Garden Ave., Bronxville, N. Y. 
Margaret Sime 

% Miss Violet Birse Sime, Hotel New Weston, 
34 East 50th St., New York, N. Y. 
Earline Simpson 

107 Revere Rd., Manhasset, N. Y. 
Ruth Snider 

66 Priscilla Rd., Chestnut Hill, Mass. 
Nancy Steele 

321 Plymouth Rd., Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Margaret Stuart 

501 West Maple Ave., Newark, N. Y. 
Ann Taylor 

Arke, West Woodstock, Conn. 
Elsie Williams 

P.O. Box 907, Southampton, L. I., N. Y. 
Rose Wind 

426 West Elm St., Brockton, Mass. 
Ann Zeitung 

721 Broad St., Meriden, Conn. 



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Junior NLiddle Class 



Virginia Hamei 

350 South Main St., Haverhill, Mass. 
Honora Haynes 

45 Hill Top Rd., Weston, Mass. 
Freda Michaels 

% Mrs. Rachelle Hillman, 236 West 70th St. 
New York, N. Y. 
Edna Nutton 

10 Carisbrooke St., Andover, Mass. 



Anne Pearson 

104 State St., Newburyport, Mass. 
Barbara Robjent 

62 Elm St., Andover, Mass. 

Emma Ann Todd 
The Todd Cottage, Seabright, N. J. 

Sarah Zimmermann 

1530EdgcumbeRd.,St. Paul, Minn. 



J' 



unior 



Class 



Mary Alice Beckman 

202 Bedford St., New Bedford, Mass. 
Mary Bentley 

22 Hamilton Rd., Scarsdale, N. Y. 
Yvonne Bevier 

Box 199, Georgetown, British Guiana 
Eleanor Brooks 

140 West St., Braintree, Mass. 
Marion Burdine 

404 N.E. 26th Terr., Miami, Fla. 
Lydia Davis 

44 Curve St., Waltham, Mass. 
Dorothy Dean 

8 Kensington St., Andover, Mass. 
Virginia Duncan 

228 Millspring Rd., Manhasset, L. I., N. Y. 
Catherine Feeney 

180 Hillside Ave., Berlin, N. H. 
Lucile Gall 

8055 Park Lane, Kew Gardens, L. I., N. Y. 
Elizabeth Garratt 

3 Ridgley Terr., Jamestown, N. Y. 
Ruth Goodall 

214 Main St., Sanford, Maine 
Sylvia Hall 

640 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Mass. 
Margaret Howard 

335 Highland Rd., Pottstown, Pa. 



Ann Hoyt 

Overbrook, Stamford, Conn. 
Margaret Janssen 

Westport. Conn. . 
Marjorie Lehmann 

41 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 
Barbara Lindsay 

7 Axgyle St., Andover, Mass. 
Mary Agnes Osborne 

379 Highland Ave., Upper Montclair, N.J. 

Nancy Palmer 

735 Bleeker Ave., Mamaroneck, N. Y. 
Patricia Pettengill 

Box 507, Harwichport. Mass. 
Jean Schubert 

6 Chandler Rd., Andover, Mass. 

Katherine Shaughnessy 

25 Dusenberry Rd., Bronxville, N. Y. 

Martha Strater 

Ogunquit, Maine 
Cynthia Teel 

7 Lewis Rd., Winchester, Mass. 

Catherine Ware 
Hamilton, N. Y. 

Patricia White 

9 Wykagyl Gardens, New Rochelle, N. Y. 



Preparatory Class 



Marjorie Atwood 

60 East Emerson St., Melrose, Mass. 
Charlotte Bowes 

31 Lowell St., Andover, Mass. 
Jean Bunten 

40 Wild wood St., Winchester, Mass. 
Elinor Cahill 

10 Highlawn Ave., Lawrence, Mass. 
Patricia Chandler 

5 Orchard St., Andover, Mass., % Arthur W. Rey- 
nolds 
Anne Corkran 

415 WestoverRd., Stamford, Conn. 
Patricia Damon 

Tamworth, N. H. 
Julia Gage 

100 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Mass. 



Marjorie Hamilton 

Limestone, Maine 
Alva Houston 

Hidden Rd.. Andover, Mass. 
Charlotte Leland 

59 Phillips St., Andover, Mass. 
Frances MacDonald 

10 Stonehedge Rd., Andover, Mass. 
Ruth Martin 

111 Main St., Andover, Mass. 
Carol Paradise 

Hidden Field, Andover, Mass. 
Priscilla Stevens 

72 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, Mass. 
Joan Sweeney 

64 Central St., Andover, Mass. 
Ann Walen 

68 Salem St., Andover, Mass. 



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The Yearbook Board acknowledges with 
grateful appreciation, the interest and co- 
OPERATION of Mr. Fitch of Howard- Wesson, 

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF VaNTINE, Mr. JOHNSON 

of the Andover Press, Jane Philbin and 
Frances Troub, of the Abbot student body. 




BEST&CO 



FIFTH AVENUE 



BROOKLINE BRANCH 

BEACON & WASHINGTON STREETS 



Official School Outfitters 



Many of each season's fashion successes are originated 
by Best's and we are exclusive agents for some 
of the most important British sports specialties. 



"~Ti •* bike »"& f 




BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY 

SALEM COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO., INC 






J 

SHAWSHEEN VILLAGE 
ANDOVER, MASS. 

T. P. KELLEY, President and Treasurer 



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Manufacturers and 
Distributors of 



MILK 



CREAM 

BUTTER 

ICE CREAM 



STILL THE CHAMPION 
AFTER 54 YEARS 

CHAMPIONSHIP 

TENNIS 
BALLS 



Tickets - Tours - Cruises 

Winter Sports Trip for 
Abbot Seniors at Intervale 

MRS. SETH C. BASSETT 

27 Merrimack Street 
HAVERHILL, MASS. 



Tele-phone 7159 

Lawrence Fruit 
& Produce Co. 

Inc. 

Wholesale Dealers 

"If It Grows We Have It" 

14 FRANKLIN STREET 
LAWRENCE, MASS. 



RUGS 

OF EVERY TYPE 

ORIENTAL and DOMESTIC 
BROADLOOMS and CHENILLES 

Custom Furniture & Draperies 

Brooks, Gill & Co., Inc. 

28-30 CANAL STREET - BOSTON 




S. S. PIERCE CO. 

Est. 1831 Boston 

Home of 

Delicious Candies 




When your Yearbook Course 

9a chanted l>y 

HOWARD -WESSON COMPANY 

44 Portland Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 



A/ecu £H4fla4ut&, JlatojeAt GoUeqe, Zwyuut&il 



SCHOOL JEWELRY 



WATCHES 



JOHN H. GRECOE 

Watchmaker 

Jeweler 

Optician 



The Smartest Line of School Jewelry 
in Town 



Certified Repair Service 



56 MAIN ST. ANDOVER, MASS. 



"The Biggest Little Jewelry Store in the State" 



Batchelder & Snyder Co., Inc. 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

T 

Producers & Distributors 

of 
FINE FOODS 



Thank You! Class of %1 



fflicliael Qjay s Gsliofi 

SPORT DAYTIME— EVENING 

DRESSES for the DEBUTANTE 

Forty-three Main Street 
Andover, Massachusetts 



CAPitol 1217-1218 

Joseph P. Eaton Co., inc. 

DEALER IN 

BEEF - LAMB - POULTRY 
and VEAL 

& 

HOTEL SUPPLIES 
Wholesale and Retail 

13-17 New Faneuil Hall Market 
BOSTON, MASS. 



sSTAT/OMERS. 



Engravers and Stationers 
to Abbot 



THE 

Hartigan Pharmacy 

§ 

Main and Chestnut Streets 
Andover, Massachusetts 



Warren Kay Vantine 

STUDIO, Inc. 



Official photographer for 

The Abbot Circle 
1941 



160 BOYLSTON STREET, BOSTON 





Established 1894 




Flowers 


Telegraphed Anywhere, Anytime 


J 


H. PLAYDON 




FLORIST 




Green h 


ouse 


Store ! 


Shawsheen Village 


Press Building 


Tel. 


71 


Tel. 70 




ANDOVER 





HAPPY LANDINGS 


and many a good turn 


on your future trails. 


SkiSpoit 


Incorporated 


"First in Ski Equipment" 


144 HIGH STREET, BOSTON, MASS. 



Lowe & Co., Inc. 



PHARMACISTS 



§ 



To the Class of 1941 



Compliments of 



J. E. Pitman Estate 



63 Park Street 



Tel. 664 



WESSELL'S 

QUALITY DRY CLEANING 



THE 

ANDOVER NATIONAL 

BANK 

Andover, Massachusetts 



Telephone 929 



KODAKS 

AND PHOTO SUPPLIES 



WILLIAM POLAND 

^Athletic Qoods 

Outfitter for Abbot Academy 
and Phillips Academy 



48 MAIN STREET 



ANDOVER, MASS. 



Compliments of 

M. R Foley Co. 

and 

T^ai'en beauty 
Shoppe 





CAMTAGE TRADE 

Qjhop 

MIN STREET ■ ANDOVER- AASSACHUSETTS 

DRESSES — SPORTSWEAR 



ANDOVER INN 
A "Treadway Inn" 



WW Where all the year a cordial welcome 

\^ awaits you. 

COMFORTABLE ROOMS 

REAL NEW ENGLAND FOOD 

AT MODERATE PRICES 



L. G. Treadway 
Mgr. Dir. 



Geo. M. Brakey 
Res. Mgr. 



Congratulations 
from the 

Senior Mids 



PRESSING, CLEANING 

AND^REPAIRING 

Clothing for Men and 
Young Men 

The BURNS CO., Inc. 



Andover 

1855 




Thirty-one Main Street - Andover 



Greetings 
to 1941 

from 

A. D. S; 

Aeolian 
L B. A. 
Ocieon 
Fhilomatheia 
Q. E. D. 



TODAY'S YEARBOOK 



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. . aims to present one year 





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of educational history, interestingly 



written, well illustrated, and 



permanently bound for future 



reference, giving in word and pic- 



ture the complete story of your 



school or college year. 



// 



-THE SCHOLASTIC EDITOR 



THE ANDOVER PRESS, ltd. 



ANDOVER • MASSACHUSETTS 



(Member ( ^ m.Wiw r )l940-4Q 



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